Afghanistan alarmed by civilian deaths

A child stands at the site of a car bomb explosion in Laghman Province, Afghanistan. (File photo)

The chief of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has voiced her concerns over the recent surge in violence against civilians across the war-ravaged country, Press TV reports.

Sima Samar told reporters in western Herat Province that deadly attacks have killed at least 366 people in the first two months of 2013.

The figures show an increase of over ten percent from a year ago.

Samar also called on warring parties to stay away from civilian areas.

Taliban attacks and clashes between the militants and foreign forces have claimed the lives of many civilians over the past years.

Many civilians have also lost their lives in US-led operations in various parts of Afghanistan over the past decade, with Afghans becoming increasingly outraged at the seemingly endless number of the deadly assaults.

The US-led war in Afghanistan, which has caused record-high civilian and military casualties, has become the longest military conflict in the American history.


This article originally appeared on: Press TV