The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War: warwounded_afghanistan24

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -APRIL 9, 2016:  Abdul Hussain Ayoobi, is seen at home with his son Ali Akbar, 3, who is trying to understand why his father hurts so much all the time. Abdul, a carpenter was one of the seriously wounded victims for Tolo TV. The employees had finished a day’s work at Tolo TV, one of Afghanistan’s largest entertainment channels, when they boarded a company bus in Kabul that was rammed by a car driven by a Taliban suicide bomber. Seven people were killed and at least 25 wounded in the attack.Afghan civilians are at greater risk today than at any time since Taliban rule. According to UN statistics, in the first half of 2016 at least 1,600 people had died, and more than 3,500 people were injured, a 4 per cent increase in overall civilian causalities compared to the same period last year. The upsurge in violence has had devastating consequences for civilians, with suicide bombings and targeted attacks by the Taliban and other insurgents causing 70 percent of all civilian casualties.

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -APRIL 9, 2016: Abdul Hussain Ayoobi, is seen at home with his son Ali Akbar, 3, who is trying to understand why his father hurts so much all the time. Abdul, a carpenter was one of the seriously wounded victims for Tolo TV. The employees had finished a day’s work at Tolo TV, one of Afghanistan’s largest entertainment channels, when they boarded a company bus in Kabul that was rammed by a car driven by a Taliban suicide bomber. Seven people were killed and at least 25 wounded in the attack.

Afghan civilians are at greater risk today than at any time since Taliban rule. According to UN statistics, in the first half of 2016 at least 1,600 people had died, and more than 3,500 people were injured, a 4 per cent increase in overall civilian causalities compared to the same period last year. The upsurge in violence has had devastating consequences for civilians, with suicide bombings and targeted attacks by the Taliban and other insurgents causing 70 percent of all civilian casualties.