Latest shocking casualty data from Afghanistan could easily get worse

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Conflict in Afghanistan is worsening - and increasingly pitting Afghans against Afghans - as most international forces pull out of the country, with nearly 800 civilians killed and more than 1,600 wounded in May and June alone.

This latest data from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, reflects the highest casualty numbers over any two-month period since records began in 2009.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, UNAMA’s head of human rights, Fiona Frazer, insists that what ordinary Afghans want is peace, amid an ongoing assault by Taliban and other non-State armed groups.

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