The first six months of 2011 were the deadliest for civilians in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, a UN report has found.
The country saw 1,462 civilian deaths in January to June, a 15% increase on the same period last year.
Most of the deaths were caused by roadside bombs and anti-government forces such as the Taliban.
While the total number of people killed by pro-government action fell by 9%, more people died in Nato air strikes.
Read more here: BBC News – Afghanistan: ‘Deadliest six months’ for civilians.