UNAMA : 715 Afghan Civilians Killed, 1466 Wounded in Past 3 Months

Kabul-The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UANAMA) released its latest civilian casualties report covering a period of three months since the start of 2017.

In the first quarter of 2017, UNAMA documented 2,181 civilian casualties (715 dead and 1,466 injured), a four per cent decrease compared to the same period in 2016. Civilian deaths decreased by two per cent while civilian injuries decreased by five per cent, the report said.

The report further added that consistent with trends in 2016, ground engagements continued to cause most civilian casualties, followed by improvised explosive devices, as well as suicide and complex attacks.

Anti-Government Elements caused 62 per cent of civilian casualties � 1,353 civilian casualties (447 dead and 906 injured), reflecting a five per cent increase compared to the same period in 2016, the report added.

Source: Qatar News Agency