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12 people killed, wounded in Afghanistan last week

12 people killed, wounded in Afghanistan last week

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6 Jan 2024 - 21:39
12 people killed, wounded in Afghanistan last week
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6 Jan 2024 - 21:39

KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Pakistan last week discussed potential conflicts on the Durand Line and the Ministry of Defense said dozens of Tajiks and Pakistanis involved in attacks in Afghanistan had been killed.

Last week’s major events

  • Afghan-Pak joint committee confers on potential conflicts

Maulvi Yaqub: Dozens of Tajiks, Pakistanis involved in attacks killed

  • Kabul: UN to convene meeting on Afghanistan
  • Mujahid: Information about Daesh strength in Afghanistan false
  • Afghanistan gets 16 ambulances, food, $4.25 in aid

Casualties

Last week, five people were killed and seven others were injured in various incidents of violence nationwide.

One person was killed and five others were injured after two families clashed in Khwaja Sabzposh district of western Faryab province.

In the same province, unidentified gunmen killed one person in Sherin Tagab district. A man was first poisoned and then strangulated in Bandar district.

A child was killed and two others were injured when an old mortar shell exploded in Gezab district of Uruzgan, where a young man was shot dead.

 

Note: These figures are based on reports reaching Pajhwok Afghan News. Some incidents may have gone unreported or sources have provided incorrect figures.

In the previous week, five people were killed in different incidents of violence across the country

Before the regime change in August 2021, hundreds of civilians, insurgents and security forces would get killed and maimed every week.

Afghan delegation’s visit to Pakistan

Last week, an Afghan delegation led by Acting Governor of Kandahar, Mullah Mohammad Shirin Akhund, arrived in Islamabad.

The delegation discussed with Pakistani officials possible conflicts along the Durand Line and to assist the peoples on both sides.

Akhund and acting Pakistani foreign minister Jalil Abbas Jilani discussed facilities and interaction between the two countries.

Jamiat Ulema Islami (JUI-F) party leader Maulana Fazal Rahman has said he will visit Kabul next week to create an atmosphere of trust between Kabul and Islamabad.

Tajiks, Pakistanis involved in attacks killed

Acting Defense Minister Maulvi Mohammad Yaqub Mujahid, who also heads the Security and Settlement Affairs Commission, said last week that foreigners, especially citizens of Tajikistan and Pakistan, had been involved in attacks in Afghanistan. He said dozens of them had been killed and arrested.

He said tens of Tajik citizens were killed during a security forces’ operation and dozens of others were captured alive.

Similarly, 20 Pakistani citizens involved in many attacks were killed by security forces and dozens of others were captured alive.

He said the overall security in the country had improved and criminal incidents declined by 90 percent during the past 12 months compared to the same period last year.

IEA spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid had said the United Nations, particularly the Security Council, had fallen prey to exaggerated assessments, statistics and figures based on false information about the presence and activities of Daesh in Afghanistan.

UN next meeting on Afghanistan

Russia’s special representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov says the UN will likely convene a meeting on Afghanistan in the second half of January.

He said currently they were waiting for a specific date. “Everyone will talk about it (Afghanistan) there.”

Also, Stephanie Tremblay, associate spokesperson for the UN Secretary General, said the UN Secretary General intended to hold the second meeting of special representatives for Afghanistan at an appropriate time.

Recently, UN Security Council adopted a resolution calling for the appointment of a special envoy for Afghanistan to increase engagement with the country and its leaders.

It followed an independent assessment report issued in November that called for greater engagement with Afghanistan following the return to power of the Islamic Emirate in August 2021.

The resolution asked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to name a special envoy to promote the independent report’s recommendations, particularly regarding gender and human rights.

The resolution was adopted after 13 members of the Security Council voted in favor, while Russia and China abstained.

Russia and China said they were against the appointment of a special representative for Afghanistan.

The Islamic Emirate also said the appointment of a new envoy in the presence of UNAMA was unnecessary.

It said Afghanistan has a strong central government, could manage its internal affairs and was fully capable of conducting foreign policy.

Aid continuity

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) donated 16 ambulances worth 20 million afghanis to the Afghan Red Crescent Society.

Saudi Arabia donated food worth 350,000 US dollars and Switzerland provided $4.25 million for earthquake survivors and Afghan families returning from Pakistan.

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