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Civilian toll devastating in Afghanistan: Human Rights Watch

Kabul/New York/IBNS: Attacks by all parties to Afghanistan’s armed conflict in 2019 took a devastating toll on civilians, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday in its World Report 2020.

Following week of bloodshed, ‘suffering of the Afghan people must end’: UN mission chief

New York: In the wake of a surge in violent strikes by Taliban extremists in Afghanistan over the past week, the country’s top UN envoy has pleaded for an end to the fighting through a negotiated peace settlement, and an end to the “indescribable loss” suffered by victims’ loved ones

Putin told Pompeo about difficult course of Afghan conflict settlement : Kremlin Aide

Sochi, May 15 (Sputnik/UNI) Russian President Vladimir Putin told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during the Tuesday talks that settlement of the Afghan conflict was a difficult process as well as pointed out the need to reach progress and boost cooperation on the issue, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov told reporters.

Afghanistan: 10 killed in Khost blast

Kabul, May 6 (IBNS): At least 10 people were killed when a blast rocked a mosque in Khost city in southeast of Afghanistan on Sunday, media reports said.

Pakistan can do more to help us in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Washington, May 4 (IBNS): The US has said that it believes Pakistan has more oppurtunities to fight terrorism and help to ensure stability in Afghanistan.

Health-care workers suffer attacks every single week: ICRC

New York, May 4 (IBNS): An incident of violence against health-care facilities or personnel has taken place every single week since the passage two years ago of a U.N. Security Council Resolution meant to increase respect for the sanctity of health care, said International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Afghanistan: UN expert condemns killing of journalists as ‘attack on right to know’

New York, May 2 (IBNS): United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of nine journalists in Afghanistan who were among the victims of Monday’s terrorist attack in the country’s capital.

Afghan conflict causes more than 2,000 civilian casualties in first quarter of 2018, UN mission reports

New York, Apr 13 (IBNS): Armed conflict in Afghanistan killed 763 civilians and injured 1,495 in the first three months of this year, the United Nations mission there said Thursday.

Security Council renews UN mission in Afghanistan; debate highlights women’s power

New York, Mar 9 (JEN): The Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate of the United Nations political mission in Afghanistan for another year to continue providing assistance to the Government and the people of the conflict-plagued country.

Impact of Afghanistan’s fourth consecutive year of war on civilians 'far too high' – UN report

New York, Feb 26 (JEN): More than 10,000 civilians have lost their lives or suffered injuries during 2017, according to the latest report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) documenting the impact of the armed conflict on civilians in Afghanistan.

UN says more than 10,000 civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan conflict last year

New York, Feb 16 (JEN): More than 10,000 civilians were killed or wounded in the Afghanistan conflict during 2017, a nine per cent drop over 2016, according to a United Nations report out Thursday which also revealed rising casualties caused by suicide bombings and attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Six cops, 8 militants killed in Afghanistan clash

Kabul, Oct 29 (IBNS): At least six policemen and eight terrorists were killed during a clash at Afghanistan's Arghandab district, media reports said on Sunday.

Afghanistan: Militants attack state-run broadcaster, 2 killed

Kabul, May 17 (IBNS): Militants attack on the National Radio Television building in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province left at least two people killed, media reports said on Wednesday.

Blast in Afghanistan kills 8

Kabul, may 9 (IBNS): At least eight people were killed in a blast at Parwan province of Afghanistan on Tuesday, media reports said.