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Afghan civilian deaths hit new high: UN

AFP  |  Kabul 

Civilian deaths in hit a new high in the first half of 2017, with 1,662 killed and more than 3,500 injured, the United Nations said today.

The majority of the victims were killed by anti- forces -- including the and the Islamic State -- with around one in five of deaths happening in the capital Kabul, according to the report which has been produced by the UN Assistance Mission in (UNAMA) bi- annually since 2009.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 13:22 IST