Nearly 400 civilians killed in Afghanistan since IEA takeover, UN says

Nearly 400 civilians have been killed in attacks in Afghanistan since the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan takeover in August, a UN report shows.

According to the report, more than 80 percent of them have been killed by a group affiliated to Islamic State (Daesh), Reuters reported.

It is the first major human rights report since the IEA came into power following the collapse of the former US-backed government in August.

The report covers the period from August 2021 to the end of February and said that 397 civilians were killed mostly in a series of attacks by the Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) group, Reuters reported.

More than 50 people with suspected ties to the extreme militant group had been killed in the same period.