Times of Oman
Oct 07, 2015 LAST UPDATED AT 02:41 PM GMT
Assassinations soar in Afghanistan: UN
February 19, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Kabul: Insurgent attacks on Afghan government employees soared last year by a staggering 700 per cent even as the overall civilian death toll from the war fell, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

The targeted killings of women in government service by Taliban-led insurgents was "particularly disturbing", the UN mission in Afghanistan said in its annual report on civilian casualties.

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