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The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan reach new high

The security situation in Afghanistan is becoming more and more precarious. Almost 4,000 civilians have been killed in the past year. This is a new all-time hig

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The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan reach new high

The security situation in Afghanistan is becoming more and more precarious. Almost 4,000 civilians have been killed in the past year. This is a new all-time high. Most of the people were killed in terrorist attacks were killed.

In Afghanistan have been killed in the past year, at least 3,800 civilians. The are eleven percent more in 2017. At the same time, almost 7200 civilians were injured, around 2 percent more than in 2017. According to a report by the UN Mission in Afghanistan and UN office of the high Commissioner.

most of The civilians were killed reportedly by extremist groups like the Taliban or the jihadists militia "Islamic state". In 2018, there was the UN, 65 suicide attacks, most of them in the capital, Kabul. Thus, the Taliban and the IS militia for more than 2,200 deaths.

Almost a quarter of the victims were children

But also air attacks of the USA and the Afghan air force led to an increase in civilian casualties: For the first Time since the beginning of the records had been killed in the past year, more than 500 civilians in air raids, said the UN.

Almost a quarter of the civilians killed were children. With about 900 deaths, this value is the highest since records began.

"It is time to end this human suffering and this tragedy," said the UN special envoy for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto. Since the beginning of the UN census ten years ago were killed, therefore, at least 32,000 civilians and 60,000 more injured.

Numbers are considered conservative

the Figures in The UN are considered to be conservative, because the organization for each registered case, requires at least three independent sources. The United Nations called on the parties to the conflict to take measures for the protection of the population.

On Monday to resume their peace talks with the Taliban in Doha. Negotiations with the government in Kabul, the extremist group rejects so far.

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