Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – Figures by the United Nations show that 31,113 civilians were killed in Afghanistan in since 2007.
The last two decades of conflicts in Afghanistan has taken tens of thousands of lives from civilians to security force members and from international troops to the Taliban.
Figures by Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission indicate that 31,113 civilians were killed in Afghanistan in the past 13 years and 62,662 more were wounded.
The commission has blamed the Taliban for most of the fatalities. Of the figure, 4,393 were children and 2,801 were women.
“We call on both sides, the Taliban and the Afghan government, to announce ceasefire, respect the demand of the Afghan people and avoid further violence,” said Zabihullah Farhang, a spokesman to AIHRC.
The US Defense Department has also released figures on war casualties and has estimated the overall deaths among Americans, Afghan security forces, the Taliban, and other militant groups to 157,000 in the last 18 years.
“There are not too many people you walk around this building who doesn’t know somebody including me who did make a back home alive from Afghanistan,” the Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Friday.
Figures by United Nations mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, show 41,622 civilians were killed and 59,665 more were wounded between 2007 to 2020.
According to UNAMA, In the first three months of 2021, UNAMA documented increases in the number of civilian casualties as compared to the first quarter of 2020, attributed to both the Afghan National Army, and the Taliban, with the Taliban responsible for 43.5 per cent of all civilian casualties, and the Afghan National Army responsible for 17 percent.
“The Afghanistan Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict 2021 First Quarter Report documents 1,783 civilian casualties (573 killed and 1,210 injured), a 29 percent increase compared with the same period in 2020,” UNAMA said on April 14.