TAWDE KHABARE: UN Reports Rise In Attacks on Civilians
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday released a special report documenting a sharp increase in attacks against places of worship, religious leaders and worshippers, including attacks against Shia Muslim places of worship and congregations.
The report stated that since 1 January 2016, UNAMA has recorded 833 civilian casualties (261 killed and 572 injured) in 42 attacks targeting places of worship, religious leaders and worshippers.
It adds that civilian casualties from these types of attacks since the beginning of 2016 represent nearly double the cumulative total documented between 2009 and 2015.
In this episode of Tawde Khabare, host Zabi Sadat discusses the topic with the following guests:
Maulavi Abdul Basir Haqqani, chairman Kabul Ulema Council
Lal Gul Laal, chairman Afghanistan Human Rights Organization
Habibullah Janibdar, member of rights and justice party
Jawed Faisal, CEO deputy spokesman