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At a time when children are at even greater risk of bombardments and fighting in the Syrian Arab Republic, education has become another casualty. Schools in Aleppo have come under attack, with many occupied by fighters and left destroyed or damaged.

The American University of Afghanistan has long been seen as a target for militants as it attracts young people and women committed to change.

Seven students, three police officers, two university guards and one guard who worked for a school for the blind, just next door to the university, were among the dead, Mr. Mujahid said.

A militant attack is believed to be taking place at the American University in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.