ANKARA

Afghan civilians have remained victims of the “widening” armed conflict in their country throughout 2019, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

“Throughout 2019, they were killed, injured, forcibly displaced and subject to other serious human rights violations by both the government and armed groups,” said Omar Waraich, deputy South Asia director at Amnesty International.

The human rights group published Thursday its annual report on the state of human rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

“In the first nine months of 2019, more than 2,400 children were killed or injured in Afghanistan, making it the deadliest conflict in the world for children,”

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