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Afghan civilian deaths rise again in 2011

The number of civilians killed and injured in the Afghan conflict has risen for the fifth year in a row, a UN report reveals.

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (Unama) documented 3,021 civilian deaths in 2011 compared with 2,790 in 2010 and 2,412 in 2009.

Most deaths were caused by insurgents, the report said.

Quentin Sommerville reports from Kabul.

  • 04 Feb 2012
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