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Attackers target Afghanistan health centers 240 times in two years

Mar 7, 2017
Medical facilities in Afghanistan endured more than 240 attacks by armed groups in 2015 and 2016, resulting in extensive damage to equipment and buildings, deaths of staff members and patients and a worsening situation for the health of the country's children.
 
Detailed in a report released Monday by Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, the attacks were mainly carried out by the Taliban and other anti-government groups. However, the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) also carried out more than 35 attacks, the group said, adding that it wants U.N. Secretary General António Guterres to list the ANDSF as “one of the parties responsible for the attack.”
 
 
Read more at: http://europe.newsweek.com/afghanistan-health-centers-240-attacks-2015-2016-564365?rm=eu
 
Newsweek, March 7, 2017

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