UN: Afghan civilian deaths hit new high

Grim task: A file photo showing Afghan volunteers carrying the body of a resident killed in a car bomb attack to the Wazir Akbar Khan hospital in Kabul. — AFP

Kabul: The people of war-torn Afghanistan continue to bear the brunt of the grinding conflict with civilian deaths at their worst since records began, the United Nations said.

Deaths in the capital Kabul accounted for nearly 20% of the toll, according to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (Unama) report, which covers the first half of the year.

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