Afghanistan

Afghanistan: UN mission condemns deadly bombing near governor's office in Kunar province

Condemning today's suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province that killed 11 civilians and injured more than 30 others, the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA) reiterated that indiscriminate use of explosives in areas crowded by civilians is a serious violation of international humanitarian law.

Afghan casualties hit record high 11,000 in 2015 – UN report

The United Nations reported today that Afghan hostilities in 2015 left more than 3,500 civilians dead, including an unprecedented number of children – one in four casualties over the past year was a child – and nearly 7,500 others wounded, making this the highest number of civilian casualties recorded.