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Afghanistan: Civilian death toll reaches record high as election crisis deepens

Jul 09, 2014    

KabulFighting in Afghanistan is spreading into populated areas, exacting a record toll on civilians, the UN warned on Wednesday, as presidential candidates called on supporters not to escalate tensions after the disputed election result.The country's political crisis and soaring civilian casualties have caused deep disquiet among Afghanistan's international backers who sent soldiers and billions of dollars of aid to the country since 2001.Claims that a functioning state has been established to replace the harsh Taliban regime look at risk after presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah rejected...

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