Civilian Casualties At Record High In 2015 In Afghanistan: UN

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Civilian Casualties At Record High In 2015 In Afghanistan UN
Civilian Casualties At Record High In 2015 In Afghanistan UN

In a new report the United Nations reveals civilian casualties was at record high last year in Afghanistan as violence has been intensified across the country after the withdrawal of most of the international troops including that of United States.

Civilian Casualties At Record High In 2015 In Afghanistan- UN

It is found more than 3,500 people died and another about 7,000 were injured in 2015, which was an increase of 4 percent compared to 2014.

Head of the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, said such casualties is not to be acceptable.

The international organization annual report more noncombatants are being caught in the crossfire of fighting between Western-backed government forces and insurgent groups.

The rise was mainly due to heavy fighting in northern city of Kunduz last year and series of suicide bombs that killed hundreds of people in capital Kabul.

However, director of the U.N. human rights program in Afghanistan, Danielle Bell, said in most part of the country the civilian casualties have decreased.

The leading cause of casualties was at ground engagements. It was at 37 percent. It was followed by roadside bombs and then suicide attacks. The hard hit were women and children at 37 percent and 14 percent respectively.

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