Civilian casualties rise by 25% in Afghanistan

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Georgette Gagnon. UNAMA@PHOTO

The number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan has risen by 25 per cent in the first six months of 2014, according to a report by the UN mission in the country UNAMA.

The report reveals that the increase was caused by intensified fighting near populated areas.

The rise in violence comes ahead of the planned withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year.

Patrick Maigua asked UNAMA's Georgette Gagnon about the main findings of the report.

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