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Taliban Mount Attacks After Deal, Killing 17 During Ramadan

  • Taliban killed hundreds since signing a peace deal with U.S.
  • War-hit Afghanistan struggling to contain Covid-19 pandemic
Afghan security forces stand guard after an attack by Taliban militants near an Afghan National Army (ANA) outpost, in Kunduz

Afghan security forces stand guard after an attack by Taliban militants near an Afghan National Army (ANA) outpost, in Kunduz

.Photographer: STR/AFP via Getty Images

Afghan Taliban insurgents killed 17 civilians and wounded 49 during the first week of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, further chipping away at their pledge to reduce violence following a peace deal with the U.S.

The fatalities occurred from April 24, Javid Faisal, a spokesman for the National Security Council of Afghanistan, said on Twitter. Most of the casualties were caused by roadside bombs and direct fire, he added.