The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Wednesday paid its condolence over the recent casualties inflicted in an airstrike in the central Maidan Wardak province in which seven civilians lost their lives Sayed Abad district of the province.
“The airstrike carried out by foreign troops in Tangi Dara area resulted in the killing of civilians. The victims were on their way home after a reception when came under attack.”
The AIHRC criticized the government, as well as presidential candidates and the politico over remaining silent regarding such issues.
This comes as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, on Tuesday voiced his concern over hike in Afghan civilian casualties.
He said, “I am much troubled by the continuing high number of civilian casualties by these attacks. In particular, I must point out that deliberate targeting of civilians is a matter of grave concern, and it is a war crime.”
“The rising number of civilians killed during search operations and air strikes is also of concern. I urge all parties to review the way they conduct their operations, to protect civilians and to minimize harm caused.”