Monday, 17 July 2017

Afghan civilian deaths hit new high

Afghan civilian deaths hit new high

Deaths in the capital Kabul accounted for nearly 20% of the toll, according to the report by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
The mission has been documenting civilian casualties in the war-torn country since 2009.
The majority of the victims were killed by anti-government forces - including the Taliban and in attacks claimed by the so-called Islamic State, the report said.
The first six months of the year has seen a significant rise in the number of civilian lives lost in highly coordinated attacks involving more than one perpetrator, with 259 killed and 892 injured - a 15% increase on the same period last year.



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