Global Week in Review: U.N. Reports Rise in Afghan Civilian Deaths

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U.N. Reports Rise in Afghan Civilian Deaths

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A recent United Nations report revealed a spike in violence against civilians in Afghanistan as international forces withdraw from the area, according to Al-Jazeera. The mid-year death toll totaled more than 1,300 dead civilians and 2,533 injured. A majority of the deaths have been linked to bomb attacks, suffered mostly by children.

(Photo: AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

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