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Afghanistan: ‘Deadliest six months’ for civilians | BBC News

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.

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