Afghanistan Extra Deadly For Women And Youngsters, U.N. Says

Another reason for the increase in women killed or injured in attacks has been the growing intensity of urban assaults.
But he said a preliminary inquiry had been started, a routine response to any claim of civilian casualties.
“Six civilians have been killed and 12 others injured, including women and children in the cross-fighting,” Mr. Nayab said.
“These civilian attacks need to stop,” said David Skinner, the country director for the nongovernmental organization Save the Children.
The report commended government forces for reducing civilian casualties from ground engagements, including indiscriminate firing of mortars and other heavy weapons in civilian areas.

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