A quarter of Afghans killed in 2015 were children, often targeted

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UN's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui. Photo: UNAMA

A quarter of all Afghans killed last year were children, many of them targeted in hospitals and schools.

That's according to the UN's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, who has been on a fact-finding mission in the country this week.

She said that despite the grim toll being taken on the youngest and most vulnerable Afghans due to the "protracted conflict" that's continued for decades, the government was making progress.

Mohammad Haleemi of the UN's mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, spoke to her and asked what the priorities were for her visit.

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