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a year of record bloodshed in Afghanistan a UN report claimed more than eleven thousand civilians were killed or injured in twenty fifteen one in ten with a woman and one in four with a child the seventh year in a row the violence level congressman Bernard couple correspondent Josh Smith explains despite can conflict that taken a heavy toll on civilians are more and more people are being caught up in fighting in areas that have been traditionally peaceful , so one of the surprising thing is that over much of the country last year lane casualties actually dropped out but it was offset by a major increase up in the north where the Taliban news , which was the first time they are captured major city since two thousand one even though the army eventually took that back led to many civilians being caught in the crossfire one of the other increases was the number of attacks here in Kabul and now the Taliban and other insurgent groups are targeted the government here in this country try to destabilize , suicide attacks have rocked the capital as fighting spread across the country after most international troops pulled out in a cruel twist of fate security forces that are responsible for a growing share of casualties on the number of people hurt by the Taliban and other insurgent last year actually well you intend nearly fifty thousand bystanders have been killed or injured in Afghanistan , starting keeping records in two thousand nine