The Taliban’s continued suicide attacks and bomb blasts over the last three months have resulted in the deaths of more than 480 civilians, Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry, said on Saturday.
“During the last three months, the Taliban have killed 487 of our civilians and injured 1,049 others through 35 suicide attacks and 507 bomb blasts,” Arian said in a observation.
The ministry spokesman accused the Taliban of committing war crimes by attacking civilians.
“The killing of civilians is a war crime and can never be justified,” Arian added.
No less than 15 civilians were killed and 20 others were injured following a bomb blast in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni on Friday. Less than two months earlier, a minimum of 24 people died in a suicide bombing out of doors an education center in the country’s capital, Kabul.
The continued violence in Afghanistan is taking place as both the government and the Taliban hold peace negotiations in the Qatari capital, Doha.
The talks began this past September following the completion of a prisoner exchange process, even supposing a recess is currently in effect to give both sides the possibility to hold internal meetings on agenda items.[ad_2]