Watchdog reports 217 killed in Afghanistan in three months

KABUL — At least 217 people, including 180 Taliban members, were killed and 212 more were wounded in security incidents in the country in the past three months, according to a report by Afghanistan Security Watch.

The watchdog’s report detailed 94 security incidents recorded in 18 provinces during this period.

According to the report, Kabul had the highest number of incidents with 47, followed by Herat with 11, Baghlan with nine, and Takhar with five.

The Resistance Front claimed responsibility for 57 attacks, the Freedom Front for 19, and the Daesh group for six, while nine attacks were attributed to unknown parties, the report says.

The report added that many of these attacks targeted Taliban forces, resulting in the deaths of 180 Taliban members and injuries to 168 others.

Additionally, the report mentioned drone strikes targeting members of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which resulted in the deaths of 16 individuals and injuries to 11 others, most of whom were identified as TTP members.

The security incidents also led to the deaths of three foreign nationals and injuries to four, according to the report.

Taliban has not commented on the report.