Afghanistan Violence Record High Reached In 2010, Says Government

Government: 2010 Marks Record High Civilian Casualties In Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) -- The number of Afghan police killed during 2010 fell about seven percent to 1,292, the government said on Monday, despite violence spreading across the country as the war entered its tenth year.

Foreign military and civilian casualties are at record levels despite the presence of about 150,000 NATO-led troops, with 2010 the bloodiest year on record since the Taliban were ousted by U.S.-backed Afghan forces in late 2001.

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