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UN: Afghan Civilian Deaths Rose 25 Percent in 2014

The number of Afghan civilians killed by conflict-related violence rose by 25 percent last year to the highest level since at least 2009, according to a new United Nations report released Wednesday. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said the fighting killed 3,699 civilians and injured 6,849 others, including a record number of deaths among both women and children. The report attributed the jump to an increase in ground fighting along with the use of mortars, rockets...

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