1,332 civilians killed in Afghanistan in 2010

Published: August 8, 2010

A crowd of Afghan protestors destroy a car during clashes with police. PHOTO:REUTERS

AFGHANISTAN: The war in Afghanistan has claimed over 1,300 civilian lives so far this year, states an Afghan human rights group.

This year 1,332  people have been killed in Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission says nearly 70 per cent have been killed by the Taliban.   Over 20 per cent have been killed by Afghan and NATO forces in the country.

What the NGO terms violent but unknown factors account for the rest, the report said.

The weapon most responsible for civilian deaths is the Taliban weapon of choice, the roadside bomb.

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  • Aug 8, 2010 - 3:43PM

    hese figures are not credible. Why? They cannot be verified insofar as no disaggregated data is published. We are ssimply asked to believe. This is “faith-based” counting. ny credible research requires that it can be reproduced. This is comploete silliness. For a contrary vase as regards Iraq, the Iraq Body Count prublished disaggregated data which allows checking the veracity of the data.Recommend

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