Islamabad, Pakistan: The Capital of Afghanistan, Kabul was the worst target of assaults during year 2017 where 1,831 people were killed and wounded by Taliban and the Islamic State (IS), says UNAMA Report 2017 released today.
The UNAMA Report 2017 released by United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on February 15, 2018 indicates that situation in Afghanistan is almost out of control and this landlocked country of South Asia is more dangerous than it was in 2001 when US-led western forces landed on its soil.
UNAMA Report 2017 gives us a competitive study of last eight years—from 2009-to 2017.
Civilian deaths and injuries from Arial operations, suicide and Complex attacks are double comparing to data of 2009. As many as 283 deaths and 1,179 injuries were reported in 2009 from Arial operations, suicide and Complex attacks and figures were 605 and 2,295 respectively in 2017.
Civilian injuries and deaths were 5,969 in year 2009 and now figure is 10,453 at the end of year 2017.
Report indicates that Taliban and so-called Islamic State (also known as Daish) are free to attack urban areas and Taliban who were governing only rural and far flung areas are now controlling urban centres where casualties from suicide bombings and attacks jumped by 17 per cent.
UNAMA Report 2017 says that year 2017 recorded the highest number of civilian casualties from suicide and complex attacks in a single year in Afghanistan with 605 killed and 1,690 wounded from such incidents.
UNAMA Report 2017 bluntly says that year 2017 was worst year in 17 year old conflict in Afghanistan as civilian causalities were highest in suicide bombing and complex attacks.
Data provided by report indicates that situation in Afghanistan is becoming alarming by every passing day since year 2013 and there is a constant upward trend of human losses.
Reckless actions by international troops had increased collateral damages and registered 20 percent of the civilian casualties – a seven percent increase from 2016.
Report states that over 28,000 civilians have been killed and over 52,000 wounded in Afghanistan since 2009. It may be mentioned that UN started documenting the casualties in Afghanistan in 2009 and it had no data of human causalities from 2001 to 2009.