Kabul — Civilians are being killed and wounded at a “shocking and unacceptable” level in Afghanistan's war despite a push to end the 18-year-old conflict, the UN says.

The latest information from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan shows an almost 30% drop in casualties for the first half of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, which was a record, but nonetheless, 1,366 civilians were killed and another 2,446 injured.

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