Civilian casualties in Afghanistan surged in 2014, U.N. says

February 18, 2015 7:06 AM

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More than 10,500 civilians were killed or wounded in the Afghanistan conflict in 2014, the United Nations reported Wednesday, the highest toll since the world body began counting casualties in 2009.

The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan documented 3,699 civilian deaths and 6,849 injuries, a 22% rise in total casualties from 2013 as Afghan security forces took full control of the country’s security.

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