Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:09
More than 70% of civilians have been killed in attacks carried out by the Taliban, a senior official at Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIGRC) said on Thursday.
While condemning attacks that claim civilian lives, AIHRC described the attacks against international laws.
In the latest suicide attack that hit Kabul during rush hour on Wednesday morning, most of the dead and wounded were civilians.
Following the attack, Taliban said they have targeted Afghan intelligence staff, but doctors in Esteqlal Hospital in Kabul said a father along with his young son, who were on their way to the hospital, died in the attack.
"A large number of civilians were hurt in the incident," said Nader Naderi, a member of AIHRC.
Religious leaders condemned the suicide attack and said these kinds of attacks are totally against Islamic ethics.
"Either way, one would be considered a murderer, whether one kills himself or other people," said Mawlawi Mohammad Essa, a religious leader.
The Wednesday suicide attack in Kabul, the fiercest of its kind in months, claimed two lives and 32 others were wounded. Officials said some people suffering from psychology illnesses were also seen among the wounded.