Washington: A UN mission to Afghanistan report published on Tuesday claims that since foreign forces left and the Taliban took control in 2021, more than a thousand Afghan civilians have died in bombings and other acts of violence.
According to the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), between August 15, 2021, and May of this year, 1,095 civilians died and 2,679 were injured, highlighting the security challenges that persist even after decades of war.
Just over 700 people died, mostly as a result of improvised explosive devices, such as suicide bombings in marketplaces, schools, and mosques.
Armed conflict has drastically decreased since the Taliban seized power in August 2021 as the NATO-supported military fell apart, but security threats still exist, especially from the Daesh. According to the UNAMA, the militant group was in charge of the majority of attacks, and despite there being fewer violent incidents, the frequency of attacks had increased.
According to the report, "UNAMA's figures highlight not only the ongoing harm to civilians caused by such attacks, but also an increase in the lethality of suicide attacks since 15 August 2021, with a smaller number of attacks resulting in a greater number of civilian casualties."
The Taliban have conducted several raids against Daesh cells recently and stated that their main priority is the security of the nation.
According to UNAMA, explosive attacks were responsible for slightly more than 1,700 deaths and injuries.
According to the Taliban-run foreign affairs ministry's response to the UN, Afghanistan had security issues due to war for decades before the Islamic Emirate, the country's new government, took power and things got better.
The statement read, "Security forces of the Islamic Emirate oblige themselves to ensure the security of the citizens and take prompt action on removing the terrorists' safe havens."