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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.

Twenty years ago, Graça Machel’s report “Impact of armed conflict on children”, asked the international community to come together to address the plight of children affected by war.

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.

A hand grenade exploded Tuesday, wounding two school children, one critically, as they were playing with it in Upper Dir school, police said.

Border Security Force (BSF), which was deployed in Srinagar on Monday after a gap of 12 years, has occupied several school buildings here to set up their camps.

Afghan security forces are increasingly using schools as bases during military operations in Taliban-held areas, putting children at risk and depriving thousands of an education.

During the attack on the university’s faculty of humanities at al-Dabbit, incendiary bombs “fell between houses and people were terrified and started panicking, they even went out of their homes.”

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