Sun. Apr 11th, 2021
Afghan War Casualty Report: April 2021


The following report compiles all considerable safety incidents confirmed by New York Occasions reporters during Afghanistan for the month. It is always incomplete as numerous community officials refuse to verify casualty details. The report consists of government claims of insurgent casualty figures, but in most situations these are unable to be independently verified by The Occasions. Similarly, the reviews do not consist of Taliban claims for their attacks on the government except if they can be verified. Each sides routinely inflate casualty totals for their opponents.

At least 64 professional-government forces and 17 civilians have been killed in Afghanistan the previous week. The deadliest assault took spot in Helmand Province, the place the Taliban attacked a military base identified as Waziromanda close to Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, killing ten soldiers and taking twelve other individuals prisoner. Insurgents captured the base and seized all weapons and tools. In a different incident in Helmand, a motor vehicle bomb targeted a police outpost in Nawa District, killing eight soldiers and wounding twelve other individuals. In Baghlan Province, a military convoy was attacked by the Taliban in the Hajda Kotal place of Dahana-e-Ghori District, killing 5 soldiers and wounding 4 other individuals.

[Read the Afghan War Casualty Report from previous weeks.]

April eight Herat Province: 1 civilian killed

One particular civilian was killed and a different was wounded in an assault by unknown gunmen in the 2nd Police District of Herat city, the provincial capital.

April seven Herat Province: 1 police officer killed

A police officer was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the center of Karokh District.

April seven Baghlan Province: 4 police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a safety outpost in Pul-i-Khumri city, the provincial capital, killing 4 police officers and wounding 3 other individuals.

April seven Badghis Province: 1 police officer killed

The Taliban shot and killed a police officer in the village of Pir-e-Ghaibi of Qadis District.

April seven Herat Province: 3 safety forces killed

3 members of a professional-government militia have been killed and a different went missing immediately after a Taliban assault on a safety outpost in the center of Pashtun Zarghun District. An extra 5 militia members have been taken prisoner by insurgents.

April seven Baghlan Province: 5 soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked a military convoy in the Hajda Kotal place of Dahan-e-Ghori District, killing 5 soldiers and wounding 4 other individuals.

April seven Baghlan Province: 1 police officer killed

The Taliban attacked a military base in Eshkamish District, killing 1 police officer and wounding 4 other individuals.

April seven Takhar Province: 5 police officers killed

5 police officers, like a enterprise commander, have been killed and eight other individuals have been wounded in the course of a Taliban assault in the Khwaja Band Kashan village in Ishkamish District.

April seven Kabul Province: 1 civilian killed

The head of the support division in the Nationwide Statistics and Information and facts Authority was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in Qala-e-Wazir place of Paghman District. Police have launched an investigation.

April seven Nangarhar Province: two civilians killed

A roadside bomb exploded close to a police car in the 2nd Police District of Jalalabad, the provincial capital, killing two civilians and wounding 3 police officers and 15 civilians.

April six Kunduz Province: 4 police officers killed

4 police officers have been killed and 3 other individuals have been taken prisoner in a Taliban assault in the Fifth Police District of Kunduz city, the provincial capital.

April six Kunduz Province: 1 commando killed

One particular Afghan commando was killed and 3 other individuals have been wounded in the Ostaming village of Imam Sahib District in the course of a military operation.

April six Badghis Province: 1 civilian killed

The Taliban shot and killed a former police officer in the village of Kanaqol in Aab Kamari District.

April six Badghis Province: 1 soldier killed

One particular soldier was shot and killed by the Taliban in the village of Shotor Gardan in Qala-e-Naw, the provincial capital.

April six Kabul Province: 1 police officer killed

Unknown gunmen shot and killed a police officer in Baghlan District. The attackers managed to escape from the place.

April six Kandahar Province: 1 civilian killed

A motorbike was hit by a roadside bomb in the center of Panjwai District, killing 1 civilian.

April six Kandahar Province: 4 civilians killed

A passenger bus was hit by a roadside bomb in Maiwand District, on the highway connecting Kandahar to Kabul, killing 4 civilians and wounding 13 other individuals.

April six Nangarhar Province: 4 police officers killed

The Taliban attacked a safety outpost in Ghazi Baba place of Surkh Rod District, killing 4 police officers and seizing their weapons. Area authorities claimed that 9 Taliban fighters have been also killed in the clashes.

April five Ghor Province: 1 soldier killed

The Taliban attacked a military convoy in the village of Kharistan in Firoz Koh, the provincial capital. One particular soldier was killed in the clashes. Area authorities claimed that two Taliban fighters have been also killed.

April five Helmand Province: ten soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked a military base identified as Waziromanda close to Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, killing ten soldiers and taking twelve other individuals prisoner. Insurgents captured the base and seized all weapons and tools.

April five Helmand Province: eight police officers killed

A motor vehicle bomb targeted a police outpost in Nawa District, killing eight soldiers and wounding twelve other individuals.

April five Herat Province: 4 soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked a safety outpost in the village of Jou-e-Qazi of Shindand District, the place fighting continued for quite a few hrs. 4 soldiers have been killed and 3 other individuals have been wounded in the battle. An extra 6 soldiers have been taken prisoner by the Taliban.

April five Kabul Province: 1 safety force killed

A military truck was hit by a roadside bomb in Sabz Sang place of Qarabagh District, killing 1 member of the territorial army and wounding 4 other individuals.

April four Kabul Province: 3 safety forces killed

The Taliban targeted a military convoy with a motor vehicle bomb in Panja Chenar place of Paghman District, killing 3 safety force members and wounding twelve other individuals.

April four Herat Province: 1 police officer killed

The Taliban attacked a safety outpost in the village of Rood-e-Gaz in Adraskan District, killing 1 police officer and taking 3 other individuals prisoner.

April four Kabul Province: 1 soldier killed

An army truck was hit by a roadside bomb in Qargha place of Paghman District, killing 1 soldier and wounding 3 other individuals.

April three Takhar Province: 1 civilian killed

Unknown gunmen shot and killed the son of Juma Khan, a member of the provincial council in the Pole-e-shahrawan place of Taloqan, the provincial capital. The attacker was in a position to flee from the place.

April three Kunar Province: 4 soldiers killed

The Taliban attacked two safety outposts in the Gulsalk place of Chapa Dara District, killing 4 soldiers and taking 4 other individuals prisoner. Two soldiers are missing. The Taliban captured 1 of the safety outposts and burned it down. A Humvee was also blown up by a bomb.

April two Helmand Province: 6 civilians killed

A car was hit by a roadside bomb in Sarkar place of Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, killing 6 civilians.


Reporting was contributed by Najim Rahim and Fatima Faizi from Kabul, Zabihullah Ghazi from Jalalabad, Farooq Jan Mangal from Khost, Taimoor Shah from Kandahar and Asadullah Timoory from Herat.

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