UN envoy to Afghanistan alarmed at high civilian casualties

Staffan de Mistura

Staffan de Mistura

The UN in Afghanistan says it is committed to reducing the number of civilians who are being killed in the ongoing conflict in the south central Asian country. Last year was one of the worst years for ordinary Afghans. Almost 2,800 civilians died as a result of the conflict between the government and the rebel Taliban movement. Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s envoy in the region told Gerry Adams who are the people dying from the suicide attacks and bombs planted by the Taliban movement.

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