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UN records decrease in security-related incidents in Afghanistan

24 June 2019
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The number of security-related incidents in Afghanistan dropped by 7% between February and May 2019 compared with the same period the previous year, according to the latest quarterly report by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the situation in Afghanistan.

Released on 18 June, the report states that the United Nations recorded a total of 5,249 security-related incidents during those four months, of which 3,207 (or about 61%) were armed clashes: a 10% decrease compared with the same period in 2018, possibly attributable to the harsh winter.

Afghanistan's southern region saw the highest number of incidents, followed by the eastern and western regions.

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