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War leaves 23 children dead, 59 injured in southeast

War leaves 23 children dead, 59 injured in southeast

Nov 24, 2015 - 19:38

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Twenty-three children have been killed and 59 others wounded in insurgency-related violence during the past one year in southeastern region, the regional Afghanistaninfo-icon Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) office said on Tuesday.

AIHRC children section head for the southeastern zone, Omed Omed, told a gathering marking International Day of Elimination of Violence against Womeninfo-icon that the children were killed and wounded as a result of militant attacks including bomb blasts and suicide attacks in Paktia, Paktika and Khost provinces.

He said children were used in the Afghanistan conflict and in drug trafficking and were subjected to sex abuses and forced into hard labour or begging on the streets.

About the regional AIHRC office activities, Omed said they had assessed 25 cases involving children during the past one year.

Commissioner on the AHRC’s children observation commission in Paktia, Abdul Samad Pakteen, expressed his concern at children’s social status, saying they were misused, forced into heavy works and faced several other problems in the three provinces.

In order to eliminate such problems, he suggested, public awareness programmes were crucial to be implemented throughout the country.


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