In a statement issued on 09 June, the United Nations has urged all parties to the “ongoing intense conflict” across Afghanistan to meet their obligations to protect civilians from harm.
More than 100 civilians in Kabul alone were killed during Ramadan in targeted attacks by militants that included an 8 May attack on NGO staff in Kabul; the 24 May assassination of a religious scholar in a place of worship; the 27 May and 3 June incidents targeting civilian government officials; and the 2 June attack against Shia students.
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan condemned the acts of violence and said that it will continue to conduct its Security Council-mandated impartial monitoring and recording of harm to civilians, making its findings public to limit the impact of the war on civilians.
The UN recently proclaimed 22 August International day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion.