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So far this year, 240 civilians in Afghanistan have been either killed or injured by explosives - an increase of over 30% from 2012.  

Over the last decade, NATO troops have dropped tens of thousands of bombs and laid out landmines throughout the country, many of which remain undetonated.

Unless the unexploded devices are cleared before the NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan, the chance of locals becoming added to the list of casualties remains high.

View France 24 report,  by Surabhi Tandon & Sylvain Lepetit  :    Civilian injuries from NATO explosives on the rise