UN: ground combat now leading cause of conflict-related civilian casualties in Afghanistan

[JURIST] Ground combat engagements have surpassed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as the most common cause of conflict-related civilian deaths and injuries in Afghanistan, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) [official website] reported [text, PDF] Wednesday. The report states that in the first six months of 2014, 1,901 civilian casualties, including 474 deaths, were attributed to ground engagements, accounting for 39 percent of all civilian deaths and injuries in that period. IEDs, previously the most common cause of civilian injuries,…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/07/un-ground-combat-now-leading-cause-of-conflict-related-civilian-casualties-in-afghanistan.php

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