Rights Commission: Afghan War Kills 1,325 Civilians This Year

VOA reports that an Afghan rights group says more than 1,300 civilians in Afghanistan have been killed so far this year, an increase of about five percent from this time last year.

Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission said Sunday the Taliban is responsible for 68 percent of the 1,325 deaths, while Afghan and NATO troops were to blame for 23 percent. 

The commission said responsibility for the other civilian deaths could not be determined.

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