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PublishDate: Tuesday, September 4, 201815:21

August attacks leave 1,641 people dead in Afghanistan

AVA- Based on reporters, 12 people suffered casualties in each attack in July compared to 17 casualties in each attack in August.
The Afghan government in July announced it was ready for a three-month ceasefire starting from the first day of Eidul Adha on the condition if the Taliban reciprocated.
However, the Taliban did not join the ceasefire and therefor the Afghan government continued its operations against the insurgents.
Though the Taliban denied ceasefire, their attacks during the three holidays of Eidul Adha decreased, compared to other days.
During Eid holidays, 19 people on average suffered casualties compared to around 100 people in ordinary days.
Last year in August, 3,059 people suffered casualties, showing a nine percent increase in casualties compared to the same period this year.
According to reports from different areas of the country, there were 163 attacks in August compared to 239 attacks in July.
In these attacks, according to reports, 1,641 people were killed and 1,113 others injured in 30 out of the total 34 provinces.
In August, among every 28 victims, 19 suffered casualties in face to face fighting between insurgents and security forces, three in suicide attacks, two each in airstrikes, targeted attacks and blasts.
Most of the attacks (18) happened in Faryab,14 in Nangarhar, 12 in Kabul, 11 in Helmand, 10 in Kandahar and the rest 98 in other 25 provinces. There were no reports of attacks in Bamyan, Nuristan, Samangan and Panjsher provinces in August.
Military affairs analysts blame the high number of attacks in Faryab and Nangarhar provinces on the presence of Daesh terrorist group there in addition to the Taliban.
They say insurgents try to carry out more attacks in capital Kabul to show themselves powerful to the world.
Ministry of Defense (MoD) officials say Afghan forces operations are more focused on areas where militants are more active.
 
 

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