The cost of war: over 100 civilian deaths in Afghanistan

The government has paid or is assessing compensation over 104 civilian deaths allegedly caused by the Army during operations in Afghanistan.

Figures revealed after a Freedom of Information request by Channel 4 News show $200,000 (£120,000) compensation was paid in the last 18 months.

Payouts range from $210 (£127) for a woman's death to $39,752 (£24,155) for a "multiple fatality" incident.

But 113 compensation claims have been rejected by the Ministry of Defence.

UK Afghan civilian death payments (BBC News, 1 July 2009)