Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Almost 1,700 Civilians Died in Afghanistan in Last Six Months

Almost 1,700 Civilians Died in Afghanistan in Last Six Months

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) confirmed a total of 1,662 dead civilians between January 1st and June 30, including 174 women confirmed as dead, and 462 as injured, for a general increase of 23 percent compared to the same period of 2016.
A total of 436 children lost their life, and 1,141 were injured.
Unama also said the use of bombs or explosives in the highways and air coperations in populated areas by civilians substantially contributed to the increase of victims.


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