Violence against children escalates in Afghanistan amid Taliban war.
Written by crest887fm on August 10, 2021
At least 27 children have been killed in Afghanistan in three days amid fierce fighting between the Taliban and government forces, the UN has said.
The UN children’s agency Unicef said it was shocked by the “rapid escalation of grave violations against children”.
The Taliban have been making major advances across the country as foreign troops withdraw, taking six regional capitals since Friday.
They have rejected international calls for a ceasefire.
More than 1,000 civilians have been killed as a result of the conflict in the past month.
In a statement today, Unicef said the atrocities being committed against children were growing “higher by the day”.
According to unicef , The 27 fatalities were recorded across three provinces – Kandahar, Khost, and Paktia. Some 136 children were also injured in these areas over the past three days.