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In Septembern 2,600 Casualties in Afghanistan

Saturday 6 October 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok Afghan News) — Some 2,600 people were killed and injured in September, which saw a 7% decline in casualties but a 20% surge in attacks, compared with August, figures indicate.

In September, 169 attacks took place in different parts of the country, compared with 163 in August. 1,460 people were killed and 1,140 others injured in 29 provinces of the country. Statistics show that in the same period, 13 people in mean suffered in each attack, compared with 17 while in August.

Reports suggest most casualties resulted from face-to-face fighting than from suicide assaults, air strikes, targeted attacks, blast and helicopters crashes.

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