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UN asks Taliban to probe extrajudicial killings reports

The United Nations mission to Afghanistan has urged the Afghan Taliban to probe into the extrajudicial killings including the killing of children reports in Daikundi province.

The Taliban denied that any children were among the casualties while claiming that security force members and suspected armed rebels engaged in a battle in Daikundi that resulted in deaths

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UN mission (UNAMA) via Twitter stated, “UNAMA finds that at least 19 killed & 23 injured by yesterday’s IED blast in a madrassa in Aybak Afghanistan. More than 20 children were among the casualties. We extend our deep sympathies to all victims & families impacted. Investigation & accountability needed.”

The mission also stated in a tweet that there have been extremely alarming reports of civilian casualties with extrajudicial killings reporting at least eight deaths including children.

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“UNAMA has engaged Taliban on the need for credible investigation and accountability,” Interior Ministry Spokesperson Abdul Nafi Takor said earlier this week.

He continued by saying that security personnel had alerted the community’s elders of the presence of armed rebels in the region and asked them to intervene.

The ministry spokesperson also reported that nine armed people were killed and four people were injured in the mutual firing. The dead people were all armed and trying to rebel, it is not true that children were killed, or any other harm was done there.


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