Afghan and international forces killed more civilians than the Taliban and other militants in Afghanistan.
A United Nations report said on Wednesday, this is the first time in recent years that government forces killed civilians and not the enemies, indicating the U.S. and Nato forces.
Though the report does not mention any Nato country specifically, nearly half of the deaths are caused by airstrikes.
U.S. forces carry out airstrikes when called to assist Afghan forces.
Referring to airstrikes and search operations, UNAMA’s human rights director Richard Bennett said, these tactics have resulted in a high proportion of civilian deaths.
This is the first time in recent years that civilian deaths attributed to government forces and their allies exceeded those caused by their enemies.
The report said, the civilian deaths exceeded in the first three months of this year.
The somber statistics reflect the growing problem in brutal war in Afghanistan.
A report by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said 581 civilians were killed, with Afghan forces and Nato responsible for 305 of those deaths.
Civilians die not only in massive suicide bombings and insurgent attacks but also in the cross-fire as Afghan and Nato forces pursue militants.
The Taliban control nearly half of the country.
The Taliban have refused to negotiate with the present Afghan government.