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Feb. 7, 2019 / 7:17 AM
U.N. report blames Taliban for landmine deaths, injuries in Afghanistan
By   Clyde Hughes


Afghan workers prepare to search for landmines in Kandahar, Afghanistan. A new report said landmine deaths and injuries there are on the increase. Photo by Muhammad Sadiq/EPA-EFE

Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Taliban is being blamed for the threefold increase in deaths and injuries caused by landmines in Afghanistan over the last several years, the United Nations said.

The Taliban, which was removed from power in Afghanistan in 2001 after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, has waged war against the American-backed Afghan government for years.

The U.N. Mine Action Service reported Wednesday the explosive remnants of war killed and injured more than 1,400 Afghan civilians in 2018. The agency said children accounted for 80 percent of the dead.

Read more at: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/02/07/UN-report-blames-Taliban-for-landmine-deaths-injuries-in-Afghanistan/6391549540203/


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