March 11, 2013

UN: Assassinations soar in Afghanistan

SINA | Monday 11th March, 2013 | Insurgent attacks on Afghan government employees soared last year by a staggering 700 percent even as the overall civilian death toll from the war fell, the United Nations said Tuesday. The targeted killings of women in government service by Taliban-led insurgents was "particularly disturbing", the UN mission in Afghanistan said in its annual report on civilian casualties. (READ MORE)

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