Sunday, February 5, 2012

More civilian deaths in Afghanistan in 2011 than the previous years

The number of civilians killed and injured in the Afghan conflict has risen for the fifth year in a row, a UN report reveals.
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (Unama) documented 3,021 civilian deaths in 2011 compared with 2,790 in 2010 and 2,412 in 2009.
Most deaths were caused by insurgents, the report found.
However, it also said that civilian deaths from air strikes in support of the Afghan government rose in 2011.

Read more: BBC News Asia


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