KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross is warning that the security situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating because warm spring weather has led to a surge in violence.
Gherardo Pontrandolfi, head of the ICRC delegation in Kabul, also appealed on the warring parties to respect civilians caught up in the fighting. Pontrandolfi spoke on Thursday.
So far, April has been the deadliest month this year. According to an Associated Press tally, 186 people — including civilians, security forces and foreign troops — have been killed in violence around the nation. Additionally, more than 150 insurgents have also died, according to the tally.