Clashes with Taliban take growing toll on Afghan civilians in 2015

April 12, 2015 1:50 PM

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Clashes with Taliban take growing toll on Afghan civilians in 2015

KABUL (Reuters) - Ground clashes between Afghan government forces and the Taliban claimed 8 percent more civilian casualties in the first three months of 2015, the United Nations said on Sunday, and the approaching summer could match last year's deadly record.

Since most foreign forces withdrew from Afghanistan last year, following more than a decade of inconclusive war against the Taliban ousted from power in 2001, the conflict has intensified across much of the country.

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