Faisal tweeted out the data on Tuesday that “On average, the Taliban has carried out 44 attacks and killed or wounded 24 civilians every day in Afghanistan since the February 22 reduction in violence week.”
The reduction in violence referred to the week leading up to the signing of the Doha peace deal between the U.S. and the Taliban. Monitoring agencies said violence was at an all-time low then, before it increased again.
“The success of the Doha deal [signed between the US and Taliban on Feb. 29] and peace in Afghanistan requires an immediate reduction in violence and the start of direct talks,” he said.
Faisal called for a reduction in violence in Afghanistan.
“The success of the Doha deal and peace in Afghanistan requires an immediate reduction in violence and the start of direct talks.”
Taliban carried out 422 terrorist attacks in 32 provinces last week, killing and wounding 831 security and defense forces, he said.
The Taliban, however, dubbed the reports “baseless,” and leveled counter-allegations against government forces.
Zabihullah Mujahed, the group’s spokesman, said in a statement that government officials are trying to divert public attention from “atrocities” committed by government forces in Helmand’s Sangin district a day earlier.