At least 40 civilians killed in last 24 hours in besieged Afghan city: UN

At least 40 civilians killed in last 24 hours in besieged Afghan city: UN

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Kandahar: The United Nations said on Tuesday that at least 40 civilians were killed and more than 100 injured in the last 24 hours of Afghan government forces and the Taliban in a besieged city in the south.

In a tweet, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan expressed “deep concern” about the plight of civilians in Rashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province, and urged “an immediate end to the fighting in urban areas”.

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