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Afghan Taliban decry "biased" U.N. report on civilian casualties

Dec 22, 2014    

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taliban on Sunday accused the United Nations of "enmity and political motives" in reporting that three-quarters of a record-high number of civilians killed and wounded this year were victims of the insurgents.Denouncing a U.N. report as "biased and unfounded", the insurgents accused U.N. investigators of intentionally skewing statistics to blame the Taliban.The United Nations said that for a second year, insurgents were responsible for about 75 percent of civilians killed, with the toll reaching a new high of 3,188 through November, more than...

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