UNICEF Condemns Killing of at Least Four Children by Taliban in Daikundi

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has described the Taliban’s attack on Siwak-Shiber village in the vicinity of Nili city, Daikundi province as shocking and sad.

UNICEF confirmed on Friday (November 25th) that four children were killed by Taliban fighters.

“UNICEF is deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible attack, [that took place on] Thursday, in Siwak Shibar village, Nili District, Daikundi Province, that left four boys – aged between 1 and 14 – dead,” UNICEF tweeted.

The UNICEF calls on parties to fulfill their obligations, under international law, to protect children at all times.

“Every boy and girl in Afghanistan must be allowed to live in peace and in an environment in which they can thrive and fulfill their potential,” UNICEF stated.

Taliban fighters, with the cooperation of their local supporters, attacked and killed two families in Siwak-Shiber area in the center of Daikundi province last Thursday.

Taliban fighters have killed at least nine members of two families, including women and children, reports indicate.

Taliban members shot dead some of the victims and beheaded two more locals in their homes, sources also said.

It is also reported that several members of these families were arrested by the Taliban and a woman was also injured.