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UN Sees Sharp Rise in Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

The United Nations says conflict-related deaths and injuries among Afghan civilians rose 22 percent in 2014, mostly because of an increase in ground fighting between warring parties. The world body blamed the Taliban and other insurgents for most of the civilian casualties.  The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan says the number of civilian casualties documented in its annual report is the highest in a single year since 2009. Speaking in Kabul, UNAMA Director of Human Rights...

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