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'24 Afghan civilians killed, injured everyday'

Tuesday - June 30, 2020 1:16 pm , Category : WORLD
Kabul, June 30 (IANS) Afghanistan's National Security Council (NSC) has accused the Taliban of killing or injuring 24 civilians per day in the country since earlier this year.
"On average, the Taliban has carried out 44 attacks and killed or wounded 24 civilians every day in Afghanistan since the February 22 reduction in violence week," TOLO News quoted NSC spokesman Javid Faisal as saying in a tweet on Monday.
Faisal called for a reduction in violence in the country.
"The success of the Doha deal and peace in Afghanistan requires an immediate reduction in violence and the start of direct talks," he added.
The Taliban did not comment yet about these allegations.
The comments come after at least 23 civilians were killed after four rockets hit a festival being held at a market in Sangin district in Helmand province on Monday morning.
The provincial governor's office said in a statement that 15 other civilians were wounded in the explosions.
The Taliban has denied involvement in the attack.

--IANS ksk/

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