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Reuters, September 19, 2010

Blast Kills Eight Afghan Children

Mohtashim said the rocket may have been fired into the village by Taliban insurgents

The United Nations said Wednesday that 346 children were killed in Afghanistan last year, more than half of them by NATO forces, mostly in airstrikes. Taliban militants were responsible for the deaths of 128 children last year, with seven of the children used by militants as suicide bombers, she said.
DPA, Feb. 24, 2010

Eight Afghan children were killed today while playing with an unexploded rocket in a village in northern Kunduz Province.

Ali Abad district chief Habibullah Mohtashim said seven died on the spot and the eighth while he was being taken for treatment.

Mohtashim said the rocket may have been fired into the village by Taliban insurgents on September 18, as part of their effort to disrupt the parliamentary elections.

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