In a recent UN report, the organization said more than 25,000 people from around the country have sustained war-related wounds since January.
Kabul Hospital Confirms Spike In War Casualties
Officials at the Kabul Emergency Hospital said that since March – the start of the current Persian calendar year - the hospital has admitted about 2,200 people with war-related wounds and that the level of violence has grown noticeably in this time.
Hospital officials said this was at least a 10 percent increase against the same period last year.
Meanwhile the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a recent report that more than 25,000 wounded people, including civilians, were taken to hospitals and healthcare centers around the country since January.
According to staff at the Emergency Hospital, violence has also increased in Kabul city in the past few months.
“In Kabul are coming injured people from all provinces of Afghanistan, the most wounded are from Logar and Ghazni, and we also notice an increase of violence inside Kabul city,” said Georgia, a health program coordinator at the hospital.
“From January till August the emergency hospital in Kabul admitted almost 2,200 war injured and this number is a little bit higher compared to 2016,” she said.
“They said that my leg will be amputated, all are butchers at the military hospital, but I left that hospital; I feel better now at the emergency hospital,” said Qutbuddin a wounded soldier from the Afghan National Police (ANP).
However the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs did not release the exact casualty figures in its report, but it stated that up to 2,000 civilians have also been killed during this period.