Number of Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan Spiked in July, Says UNAMA

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) warned on 3 August that civilians continue bearing the brunt of the escalating violence in Afghanistan, with preliminary UN findings showing that more than 1,500 civilians were killed or injured in July: the highest number of any month so far this year and the highest number documented in...

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) warned on 3 August that civilians continue bearing the brunt of the escalating violence in Afghanistan, with preliminary UN findings showing that more than 1,500 civilians were killed or injured in July: the highest number of any month so far this year and the highest number documented in a single month since May 2017.

UNAMA said it documented an increase through July in the number of “disproportionate and indiscriminate” Taliban attacks in urban areas against Afghan military personnel and security objects/facilities that also “caused great harm to civilians”.

For instance, UNAMA referred to the Taliban-claimed attack on 1 July against an Afghan National Army logistics centre in Kabul that resulted in seven civilians being killed and 144 others injured.

Source: www.janes.com