Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Afghan children primary victims in Baghlan incident

The Associated Press reported on Monday that an unendorsed internal U.N. report stated that Afghan lawmakers’ bodyguards fired “deliberately and indiscriminately” into a crowd following the November 6 Baghlan suicide bombing, and that children suffered “the brunt of the onslaught.”

According to the article: “Hundreds of children crowded onto the tree-lined driveway leading to the New Baghlan Sugar Factory to greet visiting lawmakers when the blast went off.”

The report also stated there no was evidence that an attempt had been made by authorities to identify and prosecute the gunmen.

The AP also obtained a report from the U.N. Department of Safety and Security that stated the Department was uncertain how many people died from the suicide attack as well as the subsequent gunfire.

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