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Afghans 'always blame NATO' for deaths

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of civilians being killed in Afghanistan according to the UN.

More than 1,200 civilians were killed in the first six months of 2010 and another 1,997 civilians were injured, the latest UN six-monthly report shows.

The Taliban and other insurgents were responsible for 76% of the casualties, up from 53% last year.

BBC correspondent Ian Pannell reports.

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