More than 1,200 killed in Afghanistan in first half of 2020: UN report

Kabul/United Nations: A United Nations report claims that the total number of people killed and injured in the violence, in Afghanistan, in the first six months of 2020 were more than 3,500. The United Nations expressed concerns over the increasing violence in Afghanistan through this report. 58 people were killed in the violence, in the last five days, in Afghanistan.

More than 1,200 killed in Afghanistan in the first half of 2020: UN reportViolence has increased in Afghanistan, after the peace talks between the United States and Taliban and the start of negotiations between the Afghan government and Taliban. In the first six months of this year, more than 1,280 people have been killed in the violence and nearly 1,800 citizens have been injured. The United Nations has said in its report that ordinary citizens are becoming victims, in the Afghanistan violence. The report claims that the Taliban is responsible for 43% and the Afghan security forces are responsible for 23% of deaths of innocent civilians.

More than 1,200 killed in Afghanistan in the first half of 2020: UN reportIn February, following the peace deal between the United States and Taliban, the Taliban started a spate of violence in Afghanistan. As per the agreement, the Afghan government released Talibani inmates from prisons. The report points out that there has been an increase in the Taliban attacks thereafter. Meanwhile, in the last five days, 58 people have been killed in bomb blasts and attacks carried out by Taliban, in four Afghan provinces. The Afghan agencies informed that more than 143 people have been injured.

Although Trump administration has initiated the process of the military withdrawal, it is being said that the completion of the process depends on the results of the US Presidential elections. Russian President Vladimir Putin, recently warned that there would be serious repercussions, if the United States withdrew its military from Afghanistan. Pakistan is also claiming that if the United States withdrew military from Afghanistan, there would be anarchy in Pakistan.

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