Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The toll of 1,692 fatalities was one per cent more than a year earlier and the highest since the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) began keeping records in 2009.

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Kabul, Publish Date: Jul 15 2018 1:36PM | Updated Date: Jul 15 2018 1:36PM
Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UNRepresentational Image

The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed today, with militant attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death.

The toll of 1,692 fatalities was one per cent more than a year earlier and the highest since the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) began keeping records in 2009.


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