Over 200 killed in Afghanistan in violence in September

Author : Mircea Birca | Thursday, October 2, 2014
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More than 200 people largely civilians were killed and hundreds others wounded in attacks and conflicts in Afghanistan last month, according to official statistics.

On Monday, four security personnel and three civilians were killed and 13 others wounded when a suicide bomber targeted a security checkpoint near Kabul airport.

On the same day, when Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in as the new president and took office from ex-Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the Taliban also launched two suicide attacks in northern Kunduz and eastern Paktia province, killing eight people and injuring nine others.

The Taliban, who ruled the country before they were ousted by a U.S.-led invasion in late 2001, renewed armed insurgency, staging ambush and suicide attacks, killing combatants as well as civilians.

More than 20 major bomb attacks took place last month elsewhere in the country, including 10 suicide attacks, involving more than 30 suicide bombers, according to official data.

Nearly 50 policemen and civilians were killed and dozens others wounded during clashes between security forces and Taliban militants in Ajristan district of eastern Ghazni province during a six-day fighting last week. The militants also carried out attacks in surrounding areas of the district.

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