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Afghan child casualties soar as urban warfare escalates

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VULNERABLE. An internally displaced Afghan child stands outside a temporary shelter in Herat, Afghanistan, January 20, 2015. File photo by Jalil Rezayee/EPA
The United Nations mission in Afghanistan says 161 children were killed and 449 others injured in the first quarter of 2016 alone

KABUL, Afghanistan (Apr. 17, 2016) – Child casualties have soared in Afghanistan this year as the Taliban stepped up attacks in urban areas, the United Nations said Sunday, April 17, branding the figures “appalling.”

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