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Afghanistan War’s Terrible Toll on Children

Expand A security forces soldier arrives at the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 1, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Rahmat Gul On July 1, a Taliban truck bomb apparently aimed at a Ministry of Defense facility in Kabul blew out the windows of a nearby school, injuring many civilians, including dozens of children. The attack is a grim reminder of the war in Afghanistan’s horrific toll on children. Since 2016, children have accounted for roughly 30 percent of the estimated 11,000 civilian casualties every year in the conflict. In February, Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations…

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