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Afghan War Victim Report: April 2021

Afghan War Victim Report: April 2021

2021-04-08 21:08:34
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The following report gathers all of the major security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters across Afghanistan this month. It is necessarily incomplete as many local officials refuse to confirm accident information. The report contains government claims about the number of insurgent victims, but in most cases these cannot be independently verified by The Times. Likewise, the reports do not contain Taliban claims for their attacks on the government unless they can be verified. Both sides routinely increase casualties for their opponents.

At least 64 pro-government troops and 17 civilians were killed in Afghanistan last week. The deadliest attack took place in Helmand province, where the Taliban attacked a military base called Waziromanda near Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, killing 10 soldiers and capturing 12 others. Insurgents captured the base and confiscated all weapons and equipment. In another incident in Helmand, a car bomb targeted a police station in Nawa district, killing eight soldiers and injuring 12 others. In Baghlan province, a military convoy was attacked by the Taliban in the Hajda Kotal area of ​​Dahana-e-Ghori district, killing five soldiers and injuring four others.

[Read the Afghan war casualty report from previous weeks.]

April 8 Herat Province: one civilian killed

One civilian was killed and another injured in an attack by unknown gunmen in the Second Police District of the city of Herat, the provincial capital.

April 7, Herat Province: A police officer killed

A police officer was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the center of Karokh District.

Apr 7 Baghlan Province: Four police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a security post in the city of Pul-i-Khumri, the provincial capital, killing four police officers and injuring three others.

April 7 Badghis County: A police officer killed

The Taliban shot and killed a police officer in the village of Pir-e-Ghaibi in Qadis district.

April 7 Herat Province: Three security forces killed

Three members of a pro-government militia were killed and another went missing after a Taliban attack on a security post in the center of the Pashtun Zarghun district. Another five militiamen were captured by insurgents.

April 7, Baghlan Province: Five soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked a military convoy in the Hajda Kotal area of ​​Dahan-e-Ghori district, killing five soldiers and injuring four others.

April 7, Baghlan Province: a police officer killed

The Taliban attacked a military base in Eshkamish district, killing one police officer and injuring four others.

April 7 Takhar Province: Five police officers killed

Five police officers, including a company commander, were killed and eight others were injured in a Taliban attack in Khwaja Band Kashan village in Ishkamish district.

April 7, Kabul Province: one civilian killed

The head of the National Statistics and Information Authority's service department was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the Qala-e-Wazir area of ​​Paghman district. Police have launched an investigation.

April 7 Nangarhar Province: Two civilians killed

A roadside bomb exploded near a police vehicle in the second precinct of Jalalabad, the provincial capital, killing two civilians and injuring three police officers and 15 civilians.

April 6 Kunduz Province: Four police officers killed

Four police officers were killed and three others were captured in a Taliban attack in the fifth precinct of Kunduz city, the provincial capital.

April 6, Kunduz Province: one commando killed

An Afghan commando was killed in a military operation and three others were injured in the village of Ostaming in Imam Sahib district.

Apr 6 Badghis Province: One civilian killed

The Taliban shot and killed a former police officer in Kanaqol village in Aab Kamari district.

April 6 Badghis Province: One soldier killed

A soldier was shot by the Taliban in the village of Shotor Gardan in Qala-e-Naw, the provincial capital.

April 6, Kabul Province: a police officer killed

Unknown gunmen shot and killed a police officer in Baghlan District. The attackers managed to escape from the area.

April 6 Kandahar Province: one civilian killed

A motorcycle was hit by a roadside bomb in the center of the Panjwai district, killing a civilian.

April 6, Kandahar province: four civilians killed

A passenger bus was hit by a roadside bomb in Maiwand District, on the highway connecting Kandahar to Kabul, killing four civilians and injuring 13 others.

April 6 Nangarhar Province: Four police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a security post in the Ghazi Baba area of ​​the Surkh Rod district, killing four police officers and confiscating their weapons. Local authorities claimed that nine Taliban fighters were also killed in the skirmishes.

April 5, Ghor Province: One soldier killed

The Taliban attacked a military convoy in the village of Kharistan in Firoz Koh, the provincial capital. One soldier was killed in the skirmishes. Local authorities claimed that two Taliban fighters were also killed.

April 5, Helmand Province: 10 soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked a military base called Waziromanda near Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, killing 10 soldiers and taking 12 more prisoners. Insurgents captured the base and confiscated all weapons and equipment.

April 5, Helmand Province: Eight police officers killed

A car bomb targeted a police station in the Nawa district, killing eight soldiers and injuring 12 others.

April 5 Herat Province: Four soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked a security post in Jou-e-Qazi village in Shindand district, where fighting took place for hours. Four soldiers were killed and three others were wounded in battle. Another six soldiers were taken prisoner by the Taliban.

April 5 Kabul: One security force killed

A military truck was hit by a roadside bomb in the Sabz Sang area of ​​Qarabagh district, killing one member of the territorial army and injuring four others.

April 4 Kabul: Three security forces killed

The Taliban targeted a military convoy with a car bomb in the Panja Chenar area of ​​the Paghman district, killing three members of the security forces and injuring 12 others.

April 4, Herat Province: A police officer killed

The Taliban attacked a security post in the village of Rood-e-Gaz in the Adraskan district, killing one police officer and imprisoning three others.

April 4, Kabul: One soldier killed

An army truck was hit by a roadside bomb in the Qargha area of ​​the Paghman district, killing one soldier and injuring three others.

April 3, Takhar Province: a civilian killed

Unknown gunmen shot and killed the son of Juma Khan, a provincial council member in the Pole-e-shahrawan area of ​​Taloqan, the provincial capital. The attacker was able to flee the area.

April 3, Kunar Province: Four soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked two security posts in the Gulsalk area of ​​Chapa Dara district, killing four soldiers and taking four others prisoner. Two soldiers are missing. The Taliban have taken and burned one of the security outposts. A Humvee was also blown up by a bomb.

April 2 Helmand Province: Six civilians killed

A vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in the Sarkar area of ​​Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, killing six civilians.


The report was contributed by Najim Rahim and Fatima Faizi from Kabul, Zabihullah Ghazi from Jalalabad, Farooq Jan Mangal from Khost, Taimoor Shah from Kandahar and Asadullah Timoory from Herat.


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