Afghanistan: Clashes, terrorist attacks leave 90 dead over past 24 hours

Mar 05 2021 02:58 PM
Afghanistan: Clashes, terrorist attacks leave 90 dead over past 24 hours

KABUL, MARCH 5 : At least 90 people were killed in clashes and terrorist attacks in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, an independent war monitoring group said on Friday.

"Over the past 24 hours, our team has documented 90 deaths, including eight civilians, five Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) members, and 77 Taliban militants," Reduction in Violence (RiV) confirmed on its Twitter account.

The group said 33 people -- 31 Taliban and two civilians -- were also injured in the same period, reports Xinhua news agency. The deaths and injuries took place after eight security incidents in five provinces.

Sikhs have been target of attacks by terrorists before in Afghanistan.
In July 2018, ISIS terrorists bombed a gathering of Sikhs and Hindus in the eastern city of Jalalabad, killing 19 people and injuring 20.

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

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