KABUL, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- A total of 2,754 Afghan civilians had been killed and 4,805 injured in conflict-related violence in Afghanistan in 2012, said a report released by the UN mission in the country on Tuesday, attributing majority of civilian deaths to anti-government armed groups.
"UNAMA documented a 12 percent drop in civilian deaths and a marginal increase in civilian injuries compared with 2011. UNAMA recorded 7,559 civilian casualties - 2,754 civilian deaths and 4, 805 civilian injuries - in 2012," said the report released by United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) here.
Anti-government elements were responsible for 81 percent of the casualties, while eight percent were caused by operations of pro- government forces, and the rest 11 percent could not be attributed to any party to the conflict, the report added.
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