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Violence claimed 600 Afghan civilian lives in Q1: UN

17 April 2016 14:05

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Latest figures released by the United Nations show that acts of terrorism and violence left 600 people dead in Afghanistan during the first quarter of the current year as the armed forces continue to battle Taliban militants.

According to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), a total of 600 Afghan civilians lost their lives between January 1 and March 31, 2016, while 1,343 others were injured.

The number of deaths was down 13 percent compared to the same time span last year, but the number of injuries was 11 percent higher.

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