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1000 lives lost to Afghan conflict in January

Around 1,000 people were killed and another 800 injured in violence in Afghanistan last month, amid peace negotiations and hopes for an end to the bloodshed.

In December, 2018), 1,121 people lost their lives and 475 others wounded during 140 different attacks, compared 131 attacks in January.

These statistics show casualties increased by 14 percent in January over December and attacks fell by six percent.

Pajhwok Afghan News reports citing different sources show 986 people were killed and 839 others injured in 29 of the country’s 34 provinces in January.

Last month, statistics show, 10 among each 17 people suffered casualties in face to face fighting, three in suicide attacks, one each in airstrikes, targeted attacks and explosions.

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