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Afghan civilian casualties similar to record levels of 2011 - UNAMA report

Afghan civilian casualties similar to record levels of 2011 - UNAMA report Reversing a decline in civilian casualties recorded in 2012, the number of civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan’s armed conflict increased by 14 per cent in 2013, according to a new United Nations report released today. The 2013 Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, prepared by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), documented a total of 8,615 civilian casualties with 2,959 civilian deaths and 5,656 injured in 2013. The figures mark a seven per cent increase in deaths and a 17 per cent increase in injuries as compared to 2012. The new findings are similar to record high numbers of civilian casualties documented in 2011, when UNAMA recorded 3,133 civilian deaths and 4,7...
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