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Attacks against Afghan schools soar: Unicef

The number of attacks on schools in Afghanistan nearly tripled last year, Unicef said yesterday. Attacks on Afghan schools increased from 68 in 2017 to 192 in 2018, the first increase in such incidents since 2015. Afghanistan’s ongoing war, now in its 18th year, resulted in more than 1,000 schools being closed by the end 2018, Unicef said, depriving some 500,000 children of their right to learning.

 

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