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At least 30 civilians died in May U.S. strikes in Afghanistan – U.N. probe

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:54 PM

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan says it 'verified 39 civilian casualties... due to the May 5 air strikes.' It also got 'credible information' about an additional 30 deaths, which are being verified.

Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high – UN

Jul 15, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The record high death toll comes despite an unprecedented ceasefire by Afghan security forces and the Taliban last month that was largely respected by both sides, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

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UN probes reports of 'serious harm to civilians' in Afghan airstrike

Apr 03, 2018 - 5:10 PM

'Human Rights team on ground establishing facts. All parties reminded of obligations to protect civilians from impact of armed conflict,' the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan says in a brief statement

AIRSTRIKE. An Afghan resident is treated at a hospital following an airstrike in Kunduz on April 2, 2018. Photo by Bashir Khan Safi/AFP

14 die in Kabul guesthouse siege, most of them foreign

May 14, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Fourteen people most of them foreigners are killed in a Taliban attack on a Kabul guesthouse that trapped dozens attending a concert and triggered an hours long standoff with Afghan forces

AFTERMATH. An Afghan security official secures the scene of a gunfight between militants and government forces near a guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, 13 May 2015. Photo by Jawad Jalali / EPA

ISIS claims deadly Afghan suicide attack

Apr 18, 2015 - 7:53 PM

UPDATED If verified it would be the first major attack claimed by the jihadist group in Afghanistan says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

SUICIDE BOMBING. Objects are scattered on the ground as Afghan security officials inspect the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, 18 April 2015. Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA

Afghan civilian casualties rise as NATO pulls out: UN

Feb 08, 2014 - 5:38 PM

The deaths almost reached the record in 2011 said the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan The rise in deaths and injuries reverses the decline recorded last year