340 Killed, Wounded in Attacks Since February 1st

The findings of TOLOnews show that up to 340 were either killed or wounded in security incidents in Afghanistan since the start of February as a result of magnetic IEDs, roadside bombs and targeted killings.

Based on the findings, 168 people were killed and 172 more were wounded.

According to TOLOnews findings, the scale of violence, particularly targeted killings, IED blasts and Taliban attacks dramatically increased after the impasse in the peace negotiations in Doha.

“No one is thinking about bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan,” said Zabiullah, a resident in Kabul.

“This is the matter of grave concern, we call on both sides to resume the talks with sincerity and reduce violence,” said Abdul Haq, a resident in Helmand.

“Everywhere there is war, we are tired of this situation,” said a resident in Herat Ali.

The majority of the casualties occurred due to IED attacks and targeted killings in the cities.

“The problem is not insecurity in the provinces and in the center of Afghanistan, the problem is that there is no coordination between our security and intelligence agencies,” said Assadullah Nadim, a military analyst.

“As long as time pressure is not applied to the warring parties and they are not condemned, violence will not be reduced,” said Sadiq Qaderi, MP.

Most of the incidents gripped provinces like Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Uruzgan and Faryab.

“The security and defense forces are responsible to protect and defend the lives and properties of the public, we will defend our homeland with complete preparedness and will crush the enemy with strength” said Rohullah Ahmadzai, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense.

The survey finds that since February 1st, 49 mine explosions, 37 unclaimed armed attacks and three car bombs by the Taliban against security forces occurred.