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UN: Civilian Casualties on the Rise in Afghanistan

A new United Nations report says the number of civilians dying in fighting in Afghanistan continues to rise. 2013 civilian deaths matched the record highs of 2011. The U.N. said unrelenting armed conflict in Afghanistan killed almost 3,000 civilians and injured more than 5,500 during 2013. Women and children increasingly bear the brunt of the violence, most of which is blamed on anti-government insurgents. United Nations Assistance Mission special representative Jan Kubis said the...

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