Over 40 Afghan civilians die from Taliban attacks in a week

More than 40 civilians were killed and over a hundred were injured in attacks by the Taliban radical movement over the past week, a spokesman for the National Security Council of Afghanistan, Javid Faisal, said.

“At least 42 civilians, including women and children, were killed and another 105 were injured as a result of violent acts by the Taliban* in 18 provinces over the past week. The Taliban are not fulfilling their promises to reduce violence against Afghan citizens and the desire for peace”, – Faisal wrote on Twitter.

In Afghanistan, there is a confrontation between government forces and militants of the radical Taliban movement, which had previously captured a significant territory in rural areas of the country and launched an attack on large cities.

Also, the influence of the Islamic State terrorist group* has intensified in the country. Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conduct joint counter-terrorism operations across the country.

At the end of February, at a ceremony in Qatar, the US and the Taliban radical group signed the first peace agreement in more than 18 years of war, which provides for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 14 months and the start of an inter-Afghan dialogue in March after the prisoner exchange deal.

* – Terrorist organization banned in Russia.

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