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Targeted civilian killings spiral in Afghan war: UN | Edmonton Journal

KABUL – Targeted killings of civilians in Afghanistan doubled last year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as an expanding insurgency strikes at Western efforts to build up the Afghan government and security forces.

In an annual report, the United Nations said 2010 marked the most lethal year for noncombatants in the nearly decade-old war, with a 15 per cent increase in the number of civilians killed to 2,777 — continuing a steady rise over the past four years.

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