Local Taliban officials in Badakhshan report that, in the aftermath of 116 traffic accidents in the province over the past six months, at least 75 individuals have lost their lives.
On Saturday, December 2nd, Mawlawi Gul Ahmad Shakir, the Traffic Department Director of the Taliban in Badakhshan, stated that an additional 197 individuals had been injured as a result of these incidents.
He attributed the occurrence of traffic events in the province to the recklessness of drivers, narrow roads, and road deterioration.
In the latest incident, two days ago, a “Prado” type vehicle deviated from a road at the border between the districts of Keran Monjan and Paryan district of Panjshir province, resulting in one fatality and three others being injured, all residents of Fayz-Abad, the capital of Badakhshan province.
Alongside other war-related and natural events, traffic incidents annually claim the lives of hundreds of individuals in Afghanistan, leaving hundreds more injured and disabled.
Road damage, speeding, and non-compliance with traffic laws are recognized as factors contributing to the occurrence of traffic events.