How many Hazaras were killed in Afghanistan?

How many Hazaras were killed in Afghanistan?

There are 1,200 Hazaras. At least 1,200 Hazaras have been killed and 2,300 have been injured in attacks since 2015, according to Wadood Pedram, executive director of the Kabul-based Human Rights and Eradication of Violence Organization. Hazaras have been victimized in schools, marriages, mosques, sports groups, and even at birth. The violence against them has been used as a tool of discrimination by both the Taliban and ordinary Afghans.

The vast majority of attacks on Hazaras involve firearms. Burning people alive is a tactic used by the Taliban when they cannot otherwise kill them. They do this by throwing victims onto piles of wood and burning them alive. This has been reported in writings found in Osama bin Laden's hideout near Pakistan's Balochistan province. The writings mention an incident where the Taliban could not shoot victims because of their religion so they burned them instead.

Hazaras are an ethnic group native to Afghanistan and Iran with a shared history and culture. They have been persecuted for decades by the dominant ethnic group of Afghanistan, the Pashtuns, resulting in many fleeing their homes.

In order to escape the violence, many Hazara men have gone to other countries including Pakistan, America, Canada, and Australia. However, this has only made things worse for them because now they are forced to work under dangerous conditions or go back to Afghanistan to find another victim. Many women have also fled to other countries because there are no men left to marry.

How many Hazaras were killed in Pakistan?

From 2012 to 2017, over 500 Hazaras were killed in terror attacks in the capital of Balochistan alone; over 2,000 Pakistani Hazaras have been killed since 2004.

The number of deaths is likely to be much higher as many incidents of violence go unreported.

Hazaras are a ethnic group native to Afghanistan and Iran. They originate from the same family as the Bani Yas tribe within the larger Parsi community.

In addition to terrorism, poverty and discrimination are also responsible for the killing of Hazaras in Pakistan. There are only about 1 million Hazaras left in the world, most living in Iran and Afghanistan.

Balochistan has one of the highest rates of poverty in Pakistan. It is also one of the most dangerous provinces to live in. The Hazara community there has been the victim of violence perpetrated by both Taliban-linked groups and ordinary criminal gangs.

There have been several attempts on the life of the current prime minister, Imran Khan. One incident occurred when a car bomb was detonated at his campaign rally in October 2019. No one was injured in this attack.

However, before becoming prime minister, Imran Khan was himself involved in politics of violence.

Who killed Hazara?


Mazar-i-Sharif Anti-Hazara massacre
Attack typeGenocidal massacre
Deaths2,000 to 20,000
PerpetratorsThe Taliban
MotiveAnti-Hazara sentiment, Pashtun nationalism, Anti-Shia sentiment, Jihadism, revenge for massacre of Taliban POWs

How many Taliban died in Afghanistan?

During the last week, at least 140 pro-government soldiers and 44 civilians have been slain in Afghanistan. The report below summarizes all noteworthy security events confirmed by New York Times correspondents in Afghanistan during the last seven days.

The number of people killed in militant attacks was also high, with at least 91 people reported dead across the country. The vast majority of those deaths were in Taliban attacks.

According to UN statistics, more than 3,500 people have been killed since the beginning of 2014. Most deaths were attributed to insurgency activities.

In addition to the formal security forces, there are an estimated 14,000-18,000 "pro-government" militia fighters in Afghanistan. They come from various backgrounds and include members of the former Soviet army as well as ethnic Afghans who support the government's agenda. Many were incorporated into the armed forces under a policy called "integration," which meant they received salaries but no equipment or training.

There has been some speculation that some of these militias may be involved in atrocities against civilians. In October 2015, Human Rights Watch released a report alleging that Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) had executed dozens of prisoners over the previous year. The report also claimed that ANSF personnel had participated in torture and other abuses while acting on behalf of their superiors who ordered them to carry out these acts.

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