The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday released its report for the first three months of the year which shows a record number of civilian casualties since counting began in 2009.
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The report shows 5,166 civilians were killed or maimed in just the first six months of this year, of whom almost one-third were children.
The total civilian casualty figure recorded by the UN between 1 January 2009 and 30 June 2016 has risen to 63,934, including 22,941 deaths and 40,993 injured.
Between January and June this year, UNAMA’s Human Rights team documented 1,601 civilian deaths and 3,565 injured civilians.
In this episode of FaraKhabar, host Fawad Aman discusses the topic with Jawid Kohistani, political analyst and Mohammad Radmanish, deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Defense.