The Taliban (a terror group, banned in Russia) on Monday dismissed a report by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) indicating a spike in civilian casualties in the country
KABUL (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 26th July, 2021) The Taliban (a terror group, banned in Russia) on Monday dismissed a report by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) indicating a spike in civilian casualties in the country.
Earlier this day, UNAMA said that the number of Afghans killed or injured in the first half of the year hit a record 5,183, with a particularly sharp rise recorded in May amid the withdrawal of foreign troops. According to the UN mission, Taliban militants are responsible for roughly 64% of the civilian casualties, while pro-government forces are responsible for about 25%.
"UNAMA's report on civilian casualties is biased and untrue ... The Islamic Emirate rejects this report, emphasizing that in the past six months the Mujahideen [militants] of the Islamic Emirate [Taliban] have not deliberately killed civilians or carried out attacks that could lead to civilian casualties," spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement.
Mujahid, however, admitted that some civilians could have been accidentally killed in mine explosions.