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Civilian deaths in Afghanistan at record high, UN says | The Guardian

Hopes that peace may one day be agreed in Afghanistan were raised last month by a three-day truce over the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which led to unprecedented scenes of Taliban fighters mingling with security forces in Kabul and other cities.

“The brief ceasefire demonstrated that the fighting can be stopped and that Afghan civilians no longer need to bear the brunt of the war,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the senior UN official in Afghanistan.

But with heavy fighting across the country during the first half of the year and repeated suicide attacks in Kabul and major provincial cities such as Jalalabad, the report underlined the country’s dire security si

Source: Civilian deaths in Afghanistan at record high, UN says | World news | The Guardian

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