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Afghan civilian deaths hit new high: UN

News Agencies | Updated on: 17 July 2017, 16:14 IST
(PTI)

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit a new high in the first half of 2017, with 1,662 killed and more than 3,500 injured, the United Nations said today.

The majority of the victims were killed by anti- government forces -- including the Taliban and the Islamic State -- with around one in five of deaths happening in the capital Kabul, according to the report which has been produced by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) bi- annually since 2009.

-PTI

First published: 17 July 2017, 16:14 IST
 
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