3,812 Afghan civilians killed, wounded in first half of 2019: UNAMA

The UN mission in Afghanistan has announced that the conflict in Afghanistan killed or wounded 3,812 civilians in the first half of 2019.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said in its latest report that the conflict killed 1,366 civilians in first half of the year.

The report further added that the conflict also wounded 2,446 civilians during the same period.

UNAMA said “While the number of civilians killed and injured is 27 per cent down from the same period in 2018 –the year that saw record high numbers of recorded civilian casualties– the UN notes with concern disturbing patterns such as the 27 per cent increase in civilian deaths in the second quarter of 2019 compared with the first.”

Furthermore, UNAMA said the anti-government armed elements caused 1,968 civilian casualties (531 deaths and 1,437 injured).

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Source: Khaama Press