Afghan Warfare Casualty Report: March 29-April four


The next report compiles all important safety incidents confirmed by New York Occasions reporters all through Afghanistan from the previous seven days. It’s essentially incomplete as many native officers refuse to verify casualty data. The report contains authorities claims of rebel casualty figures, however generally these can’t be independently verified by The Occasions. Equally, the experiences don’t embrace Taliban claims for his or her assaults on the federal government except they are often verified. Each side routinely inflate casualty totals for his or her opponents.

Almost 120 safety forces and 10 civilians had been killed up to now week, The deadliest assault occurred in Badghis Province on Thursday, when the Taliban attacked Bala Murghab district middle, killing at the very least 30 troopers and cops. At the least 21 troopers had been taken prisoners and 5 safety outposts had been taken by insurgents. No reinforcements arrived regardless of many requires help. In a separate incident, 15 troopers had been killed, seven others had been wounded and two troopers had been taken prisoner when dozens of Taliban fighters attacked military outposts in the identical district on Monday. In Oruzgan Province, native officers claimed that between 10 and 13 civilians had been killed and 5 others had been wounded in an American airstrike on a lodge positioned alongside the Oruzgan-Kandahar freeway. The provincial governor’s workplace and the Kandahar police chief stated there have been no civilians killed within the airstrike.

[Read the Afghan War Casualty Report from previous weeks.]

April four Jowzjan Province: six cops killed

The Taliban attacked a safety outpost in Faizabad District, killing six cops and wounding one other. Native authorities claimed that 4 Taliban fighters had been killed within the clashes. The assault was pushed again by Afghan forces.

April four Baghlan Province: one civilian killed

A physician was killed and 18 civilians, together with two ladies and two youngsters, had been wounded by an explosion inside a well being facility in Pul-i-Kumri Metropolis’s First Police District.

April four Badghis Province: 30 safety forces killed

The Taliban attacked the Bala Murghab district middle, killing at the very least 30 troopers and cops. Officers didn’t present a breakdown of casualties. At the least 21 troopers had been taken prisoners with 5 safety outposts collapsing to insurgents. No reinforcements arrived to the district, regardless of many calls. Native authorities warned of a catastrophe within the district if the federal government doesn’t concentrate. The Afghan Ministry of Protection claimed that safety forces made a tactical retreat and that the Taliban suffered heavy casualties.

April 2 Balkh Province: eight safety forces killed

The Taliban attacked a safety outpost within the village of Shikkha in Sholgara District, the place the combating continued for 3 hours. 4 native cops had been killed in clashes with insurgents. The casualties solely elevated when reinforcements had been ambushed by the Taliban. Two native cops and two pro-government militia members had been killed and 6 native cops had been wounded within the ambush. Insurgents had been pushed again by safety forces.

April 2 Oruzgan Province: at the very least 10 civilians killed

Mohammad Krim Karemi, deputy of the provincial council in Oruzgan, claimed that 13 civilians had been killed and 5 others had been wounded in an American airstrike on a lodge alongside the Oruzgan-Kandahar freeway. One other official, Aminullah Tokhi, head of the provincial hospital, put the loss of life toll at 10 civilians. The provincial governor’s workplace and the police chief of Kandahar, Tadin Khan, denied any civilian casualties within the airstrike, insisting that every one of these killed had been Taliban fighters.

April 2 Badakhshan Province: 4 safety forces killed

One native police officer, one commando and two troopers had been killed throughout an operation to recapture Arghanchkhowa District. Native authorities claimed that the Taliban suffered heavy casualties, however they didn’t present precise figures.

April 2 Faryab Province: three civilians killed

Three youngsters had been killed when a rocket fired by insurgents hit a home throughout a joint army operation. The operation was carried out by Afghan and American Particular Forces in opposition to the Taliban within the Sakh-e-Bala space of Qaisar District. Native officers claimed that at the very least 10 insurgents had been killed, and 11 others had been arrested throughout the operation and that insurgents are utilizing homes as trenches. Some Taliban targets had been hit by American air energy.

April 2 Takhar Province: 5 pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban attacked a safety outpost within the village of Kaftar Ali in Yangi Qala District, killing 5 pro-government militia members and wounding two others. Insurgents captured the outpost after two hours of combating, seizing all weapons and tools. The outpost was later recaptured by Afghan forces.

April 1 Zabul Province: three cops killed

The Taliban attacked a police outpost within the Maki space of Mizani District, killing three cops. One officer was taken prisoner by insurgents.

April 1 Kunduz Province: two civilian killed

A marriage convoy in Kunduz Metropolis, the provincial capital, left the bride’s home for the groom’s, and was stopped at a checkpoint close to a busy picnic spot. Afghan forces, the marriage members stated, requested for cash — not an uncommon request of newlyweds right here. On this case, the marriage occasion tried to discount. The troopers made clear it was a requirement, witnesses stated. Then got here violence: One of many troopers opened fireplace, killing two individuals — Mohammed Yonus, 14, and Rahimullah, 27.

April 1 Sar-i-Pul Province: 5 troopers killed

The Taliban attacked a safety outpost within the village of Palakhman Tepa in Sozma Qala District, killing 5 troopers and wounding two others. Six troopers had been taken prisoner by insurgents. Two Humvees had been destroyed throughout the clashes, because the Taliban overran the outpost and seized all weapons and tools. Native officers claimed that six Taliban fighters had been killed and one other was wounded within the combating.

April 1 Badghis Province: 15 troopers killed

Fifteen troopers had been killed, seven others had been wounded and two troopers had been taken prisoner after dozens of Taliban fighters attacked military outposts within the Lodinha space of Bala Murghab District. The safety state of affairs within the district has been deteriorating for a month and the central authorities has not answered their requests for help.

April 1 Jowzjan Province: two pro-government militia members killed

The Taliban attacked pro-government militia outposts within the middle of Qarqin District, the place the combating continued for 4 hours. Two pro-government militia members had been killed and three others had been wounded within the clashes. Native officers claimed that two Taliban fighters had been killed and three others had been wounded within the combating.

March 31 Balkh Province: two members of pro-government militias killed

The Taliban attacked safety outposts within the village of Choqorak in Zarey District, killing two pro-government militia members and wounding six others. Two outposts had been overrun by the Taliban, however had been later captured by the safety forces.

March 31 Herat Province: two cops killed

Two unknown gunmen on a bike shot and killed two cops within the Spin Ada space of Herat Metropolis, the provincial capital. The attackers had been in a position to flee from the realm.

March 30 Balkh Province: three safety forces killed

The Taliban ambushed a convoy escorting the vp of Afghanistan, common Abdul Rashid Dostum, in Timorak village of Charbulak District, killing three members of the safety forces.

March 30 Ghazni Province: 4 college students killed

4 college students had been killed and 13 college students and two lecturers had been wounded when a mortar hit Mullah Noh Baba Excessive College in Andar District. The mortar hit the college throughout clashes between the Taliban and safety forces. It isn’t clear if the mortar was fired by the Taliban or authorities forces, however an investigation workforce was appointed to seek out out which aspect fired the mortar.

March 30 Kandahar Province: one police officer killed

The Taliban attacked police forces in Drazb space of Shawalikot District, killing one police officer. Native authorities claimed that eight Taliban members had been additionally killed within the combating.

March 30 Kandahar Province: three cops killed

The Taliban attacked a police outpost in Maiwand District, killing three cops. Native authorities claimed that 5 Taliban insurgents had been additionally killed throughout the combating.

March 30 Zabul Province: 4 cops killed

The Taliban attacked a police outpost within the Jaldak space of Sharisafa District, killing 4 cops and wounding two others. Native officers claimed that the Taliban additionally suffered casualties within the clashes.

March 29 Badakhshan Province: six safety forces killed

The Taliban attacked and captured Arghanjkhwa District, killing 4 cops and two pro-government militia members. Qari Hafiz, the commander of pro-government forces within the district, and his son had been amongst these killed. The Afghan Ministry of Inside stated that they’ve retreated from the district to stop extra casualties, surrendering district management to the Taliban. The Ministry of Protection later stated that the district was recaptured from the Taliban, and that 14 insurgents had been killed there.

March 29 Ghazni Province: 9 cops killed

9 cops, together with the chief of the Third Police District in Ghazni Metropolis, had been killed and 6 others had been wounded within the Taliban assaults on safety outposts within the Say Zanakhan and Antan areas within the metropolis. Native officers claimed that the Taliban additionally suffered casualties, however the precise variety of their casualties was not clear.

Reporting was contributed by the next New York Occasions reporters: Najim Rahim from Kunduz, Mohammad Saber from Herat, Taimoor Shah from Kandahar and Zabihullah Ghazi from Jalalabad.

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