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Helmand clashes leave 117 civilians killed and wounded in a month

Helmand clashes leave 117 civilians killed and wounded in a month

Jul 28, 2017 - 20:45

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Twenty-eight civilians were killed and 89 others wounded in different attacks in southern Helmand province in the past one month, a civil society organization said on Friday.

Aziz Rahman Tasal, head of the Justice and Protection Organisation, told reporters here among the dead civilians were men, while four women and 69 children were included in injured persons.

He said foreign forces and militant groups paid no head to the protection of civilians during conflict and both sides were involved in the massacre of innocent civilians.

Tasal said the Taliban did not respected their head’s order regarding the protection of common people and the group continued to plant mines in public places and used homes of civilians at trenches.

Ahmad Lodin, member of the Justice and Protection Organisation, said many people had lost their parts of body due landmine blasts planted by the Taliban in Helmand and Kandahar province.

Abdul Haq Zwakman, head of the Walas civil society Organisation, said the government had no proper strategy to deal with displaced people and accused authorities for not giving proper information about people affected by war.