Afghanistan’s human rights commission condemns roadside bomb, landmine attacks by Taliban

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission has condemned recent roadside bomb and landmine attacks by Taliban militants that resulted in the deaths and injuries of scores of civilians.

Nine civilians were killed and 23 others wounded following a series of roadside bomb attacks and landmines conducted by Taliban militants on April 20 and 21 in Ghazni, Khost and Paktia provinces, said a statement from the commission posted on its website Monday.

“Such indiscriminate killings and attacks which are the main element of civilians’ death and injury, could be called as the symbol of war crimes and in contradiction to the international humanitarian rules and principles,” the statement said.

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