Afghan Conflict Casualty Report: April 2021

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

At the least 64 pro-government forces and 17 civilians have been killed in Afghanistan the previous week. The deadliest assault befell in Helmand Province, the place the Taliban attacked a army base referred to as Waziromanda close to Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, killing 10 troopers and taking 12 others prisoner. Insurgents captured the bottom and seized all weapons and tools. In one other incident in Helmand, a automotive bomb focused a police outpost in Nawa District, killing eight troopers and wounding 12 others. In Baghlan Province, a army convoy was attacked by the Taliban within the Hajda Kotal space of Dahana-e-Ghori District, killing 5 troopers and wounding 4 others.

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

April 8 Herat Province: one civilian killed

One civilian was killed and one other was wounded in an assault by unknown gunmen within the Second Police District of Herat metropolis, the provincial capital.

April 7 Herat Province: one police officer killed

A police officer was shot and killed by unknown gunmen within the heart of Karokh District.

April 7 Baghlan Province: 4 law enforcement officials killed

The Taliban attacked a safety outpost in Pul-i-Khumri metropolis, the provincial capital, killing 4 law enforcement officials and wounding three others.

April 7 Badghis Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban shot and killed a police officer within the village of Pir-e-Ghaibi of Qadis District.

April 7 Herat Province: three safety forces killed

Three members of a pro-government militia have been killed and one other went lacking after a Taliban assault on a safety outpost within the heart of Pashtun Zarghun District. A further 5 militia members have been taken prisoner by insurgents.

April 7 Baghlan Province: 5 troopers killed

The Taliban attacked a army convoy within the Hajda Kotal space of Dahan-e-Ghori District, killing 5 troopers and wounding 4 others.

April 7 Baghlan Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked a army base in Eshkamish District, killing one police officer and wounding 4 others.

April 7 Takhar Province: 5 law enforcement officials killed

5 law enforcement officials, together with an organization commander, have been killed and eight others have been wounded throughout a Taliban assault within the Khwaja Band Kashan village in Ishkamish District.

April 7 Kabul Province: one civilian killed

The pinnacle of the service division within the Nationwide Statistics and Data Authority was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in Qala-e-Wazir space of Paghman District. Police have launched an investigation.

April 7 Nangarhar Province: two civilians killed

A roadside bomb exploded close to a police automobile within the Second Police District of Jalalabad, the provincial capital, killing two civilians and wounding three law enforcement officials and 15 civilians.

April 6 Kunduz Province: 4 law enforcement officials killed

4 law enforcement officials have been killed and three others have been taken prisoner in a Taliban assault within the Fifth Police District of Kunduz metropolis, the provincial capital.

April 6 Kunduz Province: one commando killed

One Afghan commando was killed and three others have been wounded within the Ostaming village of Imam Sahib District throughout a army operation.

April 6 Badghis Province: one civilian killed

The Taliban shot and killed a former police officer within the village of Kanaqol in Aab Kamari District.

April 6 Badghis Province: one soldier killed

One soldier was shot and killed by the Taliban within the village of Shotor Gardan in Qala-e-Naw, the provincial capital.

April 6 Kabul Province: one police officer killed

Unknown gunmen shot and killed a police officer in Baghlan District. The attackers managed to flee from the realm.

April 6 Kandahar Province: one civilian killed

A motorbike was hit by a roadside bomb within the heart of Panjwai District, killing one civilian.

April 6 Kandahar Province: 4 civilians killed

A passenger bus was hit by a roadside bomb in Maiwand District, on the freeway connecting Kandahar to Kabul, killing 4 civilians and wounding 13 others.

April 6 Nangarhar Province: 4 law enforcement officials killed

The Taliban attacked a safety outpost in Ghazi Baba space of Surkh Rod District, killing 4 law enforcement officials and seizing their weapons. Native authorities claimed that 9 Taliban fighters have been additionally killed within the clashes.

April 5 Ghor Province: one soldier killed

The Taliban attacked a army convoy within the village of Kharistan in Firoz Koh, the provincial capital. One soldier was killed within the clashes. Native authorities claimed that two Taliban fighters have been additionally killed.

April 5 Helmand Province: 10 troopers killed

The Taliban attacked a army base referred to as Waziromanda close to Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, killing 10 troopers and taking 12 others prisoner. Insurgents captured the bottom and seized all weapons and tools.

April 5 Helmand Province: eight law enforcement officials killed

A automotive bomb focused a police outpost in Nawa District, killing eight troopers and wounding 12 others.

April 5 Herat Province: 4 troopers killed

The Taliban attacked a safety outpost within the village of Jou-e-Qazi of Shindand District, the place preventing continued for a number of hours. 4 troopers have been killed and three others have been wounded within the battle. A further six troopers have been taken prisoner by the Taliban.

April 5 Kabul Province: one safety power killed

A army truck was hit by a roadside bomb in Sabz Sang space of Qarabagh District, killing one member of the territorial military and wounding 4 others.

April 4 Kabul Province: three safety forces killed

The Taliban focused a army convoy with a automotive bomb in Panja Chenar space of Paghman District, killing three safety power members and wounding 12 others.

April 4 Herat Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked a safety outpost within the village of Rood-e-Gaz in Adraskan District, killing one police officer and taking three others prisoner.

April 4 Kabul Province: one soldier killed

A military truck was hit by a roadside bomb in Qargha space of Paghman District, killing one soldier and wounding three others.

April 3 Takhar Province: one civilian killed

Unknown gunmen shot and killed the son of Juma Khan, a member of the provincial council within the Pole-e-shahrawan space of Taloqan, the provincial capital. The attacker was in a position to flee from the realm.

April 3 Kunar Province: 4 troopers killed

The Taliban attacked two safety outposts within the Gulsalk space of Chapa Dara District, killing 4 troopers and taking 4 others prisoner. Two troopers are lacking. The Taliban captured one of many safety outposts and burned it down. A Humvee was additionally blown up by a bomb.

April 2 Helmand Province: six civilians killed

A automobile was hit by a roadside bomb in Sarkar space of Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, killing six civilians.


Reporting was contributed by Najim Rahim and Fatima Faizi from Kabul, Zabihullah Ghazi from Jalalabad, Farooq Jan Mangal from Khost, Taimoor Shah from Kandahar and Asadullah Timoory from Herat.

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