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1TV, August 20, 2015

10-year-old boy raped in Kunduz, culprit held: police

The rape was so brutal that the victim child was admitted to hospital with severe condition

A 10-year-old boy is in hospital after being sexually assaulted in northern Kunduz province, police said Thursday adding the culprit was arrested.

The culprit man had taken the victim to a house threatening him with knife before he carried out the rape, the provincial police chief said.

The rape was so brutal that the victim child was admitted to hospital with severe condition.

The culprit confessed to his crime, according to Sayed Hussain Sarwari, the provincial police chief.

Child abuse is widespread in Afghanistan.

In Kunduz, one of the hotspots for such incidents, a three-year-old was raped late last year allegedly by a 18-year-old before she was transferred to Kabul for treatment.

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