Afghan security force keep watch near the site of an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan January 20, 2018.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail Afghan security force keep watch near the site of an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan January 20, 2018.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan conflict had highest number of civilian casualties in 2018: UN report

By: MENA
Sun, Feb. 24, 2019
KABUL - 24 February 2019: The highest number of civilian casualties was registered in the Afghan conflict in 2018, according a new UN report.

The report, compiled by the UNAMA mission, documented 3,804 civilian deaths, including 927 children, last year, TOLO News reported on Sunday.

In total, the mission enlisted 10,993 civilian casualties (3,804 deaths and 7,189 injuries), representing a five percent increase in overall civilian casualties and an 11 percent increase in civilian deaths compared with 2017.

The report attributes the majority of civilian casualties – 63 percent – to violence by anti-government groups including 37 percent of Taliban and Daesh.
 
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