UN concerned Afghan violence aimed at derailing peace talks

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The mission said the Taliban was responsible for half of those casualties. The violence came just before the much-delayed peace talks aimed at ending the 18-year war. No matter what tactics they employ to derail the peace process, they cannot be allowed to succeed”, the mission said, and urged the Taliban and Afghan authorities not to target civilians and push on with efforts to de-escalate the conflict ahead of upcoming talks. Violence dropped in the run-up to the signing of a deal between the US and the Taliban in February. The UN said it believes the fighting aims to derail the peace talks between the government and the Taliban. “There are spoilers who do not wish to see an end to war. “In the first six months of 2020, preliminary figures indicate more than 800 civilians were killed and injured in deliberate attacks against civilians”, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said Thursday. The United Nations said that more than 800 people have been killed or wounded in “deliberate attacks” targeting civilians in Afghanistan during the first half of the year. However, after a three-day ceasefire in May, attacks have since been increasing across the country.

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Afghan security forces inspect the site of a car bomb attack, which targeted a convoy of Ministry of Interior Affairs advisors, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 13 November 2019. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>UN concerned Afghan violence aimed at derailing peace talks

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa07992102 Afghan security forces inspect the site of a car bomb attack, which targeted a convoy of Ministry of Interior Affairs advisors, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 13 November 2019. According to the media at least seven people were killed and 18 others wounded in the blast. According to the media at least seven people were killed and 18 others wounded in the blast. EPA-EFE/HEDAYATULLAH AMID

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