April 29, 2011 / 1:47 PM / 9 years ago

Afghan violence rises amid troop surge-Pentagon

WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) - A surge of foreign troops into Afghanistan has dealt a blow to the Taliban insurgency but total violence has risen since last fall, the Pentagon said on Friday.

The Pentagon, in a twice-annual report to the U.S. Congress, said the increase in overall security incidents, which includes roadside bombs, direct fire and other violent acts, was due in part to the surge of 30,000 U.S. troops, stepped-up targeting of insurgent safe havens, and mild winter weather.

The report covers the period from Oct. 1, 2010, to March 31, 2011. (Reporting by Missy Ryan; editing by Doina Chiacu)

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