Afghanistan: Shameful rise on child deaths and injuries



    Afghanistan: Shameful rise on child deaths and injuries

    July 25, Kabul: More Afghan children were killed or injured in the first half of this year than in any six-month period since 2009, the United Nations said.

    The UN report said the toll was "alarming and shameful", and that history would judge leaders on all sides on their response.

    A total of 1,601 civilians deaths were recorded among all ages between January and June, of which 388 were children.

    In the latest attack, 80 people died in a huge bomb blast in Kabul on Saturday.

    Militants from the so-called Islamic State group said they had carried out the attack, which targeted a march by members of the Hazara minority, a Shia Muslim people reviled by IS.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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