26 June 2017

News Story: Ramadan Deadliest Month For Afghanistan In Past 15 Years

By Samim Faramarz

A study by TOLOnews shows that the holy Ramadan month this year (May 27 to June 25), during which Muslims from all over the world fast from dawn to dusk, was the deadliest month in the past 15 years with deadly terrorist attacks in Kabul, Paktia, Herat and Helmand provinces, which claimed more than 230 lives and wounded over 800 others. 

In this month, in addition to military places, insurgents targeted sacred places such as mosques which faced serious reaction from religious scholars. 

“This never can be called Jihad. It is the murder of the people, it is not rational, it is unfaithful. It shows they (insurgents) have not realized religion and Islam,” said Ghulabuddin Rashikh, a religious scholar. 

The following are the deadly incidents happened during the Ramadan month this year:

Read the full story at TOLOnews