(Newsroom America) -- Insurgent attacks against NATO forces in Afghanistan are down about five percent this year but are still numbering about 100 per day, the International Security Assistance Force said Tuesday.
ISAF, the primary coalition command in Afghanistan, said attacks decreased by about nine percent in August, compared with the same month a year ago, Agence France Presse reported.
United Nations figures, however, say that the number of civilian deaths in August were the second-highest monthly figures in five years, with a total of 374 -- more than 10 a day -- killed and 581 injured.
Some analysts say the drop in the number of attacks against ISAF troops could be due in part to a larger security role being given to Afghan forces.
But the NATO figures do not include so-called "blue-on-green" attacks, in which Afghan forces turn their weapons on coalition forces.
Such attacks have killed 51 ISAF troops this year -- 15 percent of the total NATO war deaths, AFP reported.
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