UN: Afghan civilian death toll up 31%

The number of civilians being killed and injured in Afghanistan has risen by a third in the past year, according to figures from the UN.

More than 1,250 civilians were killed in the first six months of 2010 and another 1,997 civilians were injured, despite a fall in the number of casualties caused by Nato-led forces. The Taliban and other insurgents were responsible for 76% of the casualties, up from 53% last year.

The figures were announced as a suicide attack in Kabul left at least two people dead.

Ian Pannell reports.

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