Civilian casualties in Afghanistan rises to record levels

The United Nations reported on Sunday that civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan rose to record levels for the seventh year in a row in 2015.

 

The head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom said, “The harm done to civilians is totally unacceptable”.

 

The UN cited that at least three thousand five hundred and forty-five civilians were killed and seven thousand four hundred and fifty-seven others were injured during fighting last year.

 

According to the UN annual report on civilian casualties a spike in deaths among  women and children were especially high.

 

Since 2009, the United Nations has documented fifty-nine thousand deaths and injuries in Afghanistan.

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