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BBC NEWS | South Asia | Afghan civilian casualties soar

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Afghan civilian casualties soar
There has been a sharp increase in the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan this year, according to new figures released by the United Nations.

They show that August had the highest number of deaths since the overthrow of the Taleban almost seven years ago.

The UN says that from January to August 1,445 civilians were killed - a rise of 39% on the same period last year.