Afghanistan: Armed Conflict

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 26th July 2021.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an estimate of the number of civilians who have been killed in conflict in Afghanistan in (a) the six months prior to the withdrawal of NATO coalition troops from Afghanistan and (b) since those troops were withdrawn from that country.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) publishes quarterly reports on civilian casualties. The most recent documented 1,783 civilian casualties (573 killed and 1,210 injured). The UK remains committed to supporting Afghanistan on its path to a more peaceful and positive future and strongly supports efforts to energise the Afghan peace process. Only a negotiated and inclusive political settlement will bring sustainable peace.

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