As many as 63 civilians, including women and children, were killed in the first 12 days of the holy month of Ramadan, officials at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said today, April 25.
Tariq Arian, the spokesperson for the MoI, said that 63 civilians lost their lives in six separate suicide bombings and 62 roadside explosions. He said another 180 civilians were wounded in dozens of Taliban attacks.
Arian said the Afghan security forces have arrested a number of Taliban commanders.
The Taliban, however, denied involvement in civilian causalities. Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesperson, said the group has not launched any attack against civilians during the month of Ramadan.
The Afghan security and intelligence officials blame the Taliban for attacks against civilians but the Taliban deny involvement in attacks. The international rights organizations also blame the Taliban for attacks against civilians.