The war just goes on and on and on…

In case it slipped your notice, the killing is still going on in Afghanistan. The United Nations can’t actually stop any wars but at least it can track the numbers of dead and wounded.

In Afghanistan the first half of 2018 saw the numbers of civilian deaths go up, to 1,692, compared to the same period a year ago, according to the UN. The injuries tally dropped 5% year-on-year, to 3,430.

The Taliban, Islamic State, the US…all contributed to the grisly figures,