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UN: Security incidents in Afghanistan up 21 per cent
Dec 20, 2011, 12:25 GMT
Kabul - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his latest report on Afghanistan Tuesday said 'security-related events' were up by 21 per cent this year compared to the first 11 months of 2010.
By the end of November, the average monthly number of security-related events was 1,995 - up 21 per cent compared to the first 11 months of 2010, Ban said in his quarterly report to the UN Security Council.
Even though the last three months, September to November, saw a slight decline in security incidents compared with 2010, the overall 11 month report showed a marked increase, largely due to a violent summer.
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