305 Afghans Killed in Targeted Attacks, Explosions in Past Month

Data collected by TOLOnews shows that at least 305 Afghans were killed and 350 others were wounded in a series of explosions and targeted attacks in the past one month.

Based on the TOLOnews findings, there has been a 20 percent increase in the number of explosions and targeted attacks in the country in March compared to February.

These are the statistics which are shared with the media, however, according to the security sources, the casualties of war are much higher than this figure and each day there are about 20 to 30 fatalities among Afghan security forces.

Khawja Fahim Sediqqi has lost two brothers in targeted attacks in the past 5 months. They were government workers.

One of his brother left a child behind while the other one was preparing to get married.

“They killed my brother only 200 meters away from my home, my two brothers were killed, but no investigation was carried out,” said Sediqqi.

Mohammad Nasim is the son of Abdul Hakim who was killed in Kandahar. Abdul Hakim was serving in the ranks of the Afghan National Police.

“No one knows why they kill the people, for what reason,” said Mohammad Nasim.

According to TOLOnews data, most of the attacks are reported in Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Helmand, Balkh and Ghazni provinces.

“The Taliban are carrying out these attacks, they claim some of them and deny some others. Overall, the responsibility lies on the shoulders of the Taliban,” said Rahmatullah Andar, a spokesman for the National Security Council.

In February, the casualties were around 264 deaths and 278 injuries.