Afghan Struggle Casualty Report: March 2021

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The next report compiles all vital safety incidents confirmed by New York Occasions reporters all through Afghanistan from the previous seven days. It’s essentially incomplete as many native officers refuse to verify casualty info. The report contains authorities claims of rebel casualty figures, however typically these can’t be independently verified by The Occasions. Equally, the reviews don’t embrace Taliban claims for his or her assaults on the federal government except they are often verified. Either side routinely inflate casualty totals for his or her opponents.

No less than 21 pro-government forces and 22 civilians had been killed in Afghanistan the previous week. The deadliest assault came about in Kunduz Province, the place the Taliban attacked a safety outpost within the Telawka space of the Sixth Police District in Kunduz metropolis, the provincial capital, killing eight troopers and wounding 4 others. The Taliban captured the outpost and seized weapons and tools, together with two Humvees. In Nangarhar Province, unknown gunmen entered a plaster manufacturing unit within the Mar Ghondi space of Surkh Rod District, killing seven employees who had been Hazara. The gunmen first tied the fingers and legs of all seven civilians after which shot them with a suppressed pistol. Native officers in Nangarhar believed that the assault was carried out by the Islamic State affiliated group. In one other assault within the province, three girls who labored at an area tv community had been shot and killed in two totally different assaults within the First Police District of Jalalabad metropolis, the provincial capital. All three girls had been working within the dubbing part of the tv community. One other girl was additionally wounded within the assault.

[Read the Afghan War Casualty Report from previous months.]

March 4 Badghis Province: 4 safety forces killed

4 pro-government militia members had been killed in a Taliban ambush within the village of Band-e-Qashqah in Ab-Kamari District. The militia members had been on patrol once they got here below assault.

March 4 Nangarhar Province: one feminine physician killed

A sticky bomb hooked up to a rickshaw exploded within the Third Police District of Jalalabad, the provincial capital, killing a feminine physician and wounding a toddler.

March 3 Kunduz Province: eight troopers killed

The Taliban attacked a safety outpost within the Telawka space of the Sixth Police District in Kunduz metropolis, the provincial capital, killing eight troopers and wounding 4 others. The Taliban captured the outpost and seized weapons and tools, together with two Humvees.

March 3 Nangarhar Province: seven civilians killed

Unknown gunmen entered a plaster manufacturing unit within the Mar Ghondi space of Surkh Rod District, killing seven Hazara employees. The gunmen first tied the fingers and legs of all seven civilians after which shot them with a suppressed pistol. Native officers in Nangarhar believed that the assault was carried out by the Islamic State affiliated group.

March 3 Khost Province: two civilians killed

The Taliban attacked a truck in Sabari District that belonged to an organization offering meals for Afghan forces in Zazai Maidan District, killing two civilians and taking one other prisoner.

March 3 Helmand Province: one police officer killed

A sticky bomb hooked up to a police automobile went off within the Third Police District of Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, killing one police officer and wounding one civilian.

March 3 Kabul Province: one civilian killed

Faiz Mohammad Fayez, a non secular scholar was shot and killed by unknown gunmen whereas he was on his method to mosque for morning prayer within the seventeenth Police District of Kabul metropolis, the capital. Mr. Fayez was head of the provincial students council in Kunduz Province, however as a consequence of safety threats there, he moved to Kabul and was educating in a madrasa.

March 2 Jowzjan Province: one safety pressure member killed

A navy automobile was hit by a roadside bomb within the jap a part of Sheberghan, the provincial capital. One member of the general public safety forces was killed and 6 others had been wounded.

March 2 Nangarhar Province: three journalists killed

Three girls staff of an area tv community had been shot and killed in two totally different assaults within the First Police District of Jalalabad. All three girls had been working within the dubbing part of the tv community. One other girl was additionally wounded within the assault.

March 1 Jowzjan Province: one civilian killed

A bomb hooked up to a non-public automobile exploded within the First Police District of Sheberghan, the provincial capital, killing a tribal elder and wounding three civilians.

Feb. 28 Kunduz Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban kidnapped and killed a counternarcotics police officer within the Third Police District of Kunduz metropolis. The officer was conscious of the Taliban’s arrival and he tried to flee.

Feb. 28 Badghis Province: two law enforcement officials killed

Two law enforcement officials had been shot and killed by the Taliban within the village of Laman in Qala-e-Naw, the provincial capital. Each officers had been touring by public transport once they had been kidnapped by the Taliban.

Feb. 28 Ghazni Province: one civilian killed

A roadside bomb explosion killed one civilian and wounded 5 civilians and two safety forces in Qalay-e-Sabz space of Ghazni metropolis, the provincial capital.

Feb. 27 Badghis Province: 4 civilians killed

One girl and three youngsters had been killed and 5 others had been wounded when a mortar fired by the Afghan military hit a home within the village of Langar in Qadis District. The mortar shell was fired after a navy convoy got here below the Taliban ambush within the space.

Feb. 27 Kabul Province: one civilian killed

One civilian was killed and two others had been wounded when a roadside bomb hit a civilian automobile in Bagrami District.

Feb. 26 Kandahar Province: 4 law enforcement officials killed

The Taliban loaded a stolen Humvee with explosives focused a freeway police battalion within the Faqiran village of Arghandab District, killing 4 law enforcement officials and wounding six others.

Feb. 26 Nangarhar Province: one civilian killed

A sticky bomb hooked up to a rickshaw exploded within the Ninth Police District of Jalalabad, killing one civilian.


Reporting was contributed by Najim Rahim from Kabul, Asadullah Timory from Herat, Zabihullah Ghazi from Nangarhar, Farooq Jan Mangal from Khost and Taimoor Shah from Kandahar.

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