59 killed in 24 hours in Afghanistan

An Afghan man inspects the wreckage of a car at the site of a truck bomb blast in Ghani Khel district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan

At least 59 people were killed in insurgent activities and clashes in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, a local independent war monitoring group said on Wednesday.

“Within the past 24 hours, our team has documented 59 deaths, including eight civilians, nine Afghan National Defense and Security Forces members, and 42 Taliban militants,” Xinhua news agency quoted the group, Reduction in Violence (RiV), as saying in a statement.

The group said that there were also 30 civilians, 38 Taliban militants, and seven security forces members wounded in the cited period.

The casualties were reported in 15 violent incidents that took place in seven of the country’s 34 provinces, according to the RiV figures.

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