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Ghazni unsafe for aid workers: UN

ANI | Updated: Aug 18, 2018 17:55 IST

Ghazni [Afghanistan], August 18 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has announced that the city of Ghazni is highly unsafe for aid workers since Improvised Explosion Devices (IED) and mines are scattered on the way following the Taliban attack earlier this week.
"There is no safe way for civilians or humanitarian workers to enter Ghazni because of IED and mines on the way," Tolo News reported on Saturday quoting spokesperson for UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Jens Laerke.
"We do have capacity to actually spot and map where these mines are, but we do not have the capacity to remove them. That is the responsibility and within the capacity of the national government to do so," Laerke added.
He also pointed out that there were as many as 200-250 civilian casualties in the region as per unverified numbers.
More than 100 people have been killed and 133 injured since August 10 after Taliban militants launched an attack in Ghazni.
Last week, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visited the war zone to take stock of the situation and ordered investigation into the attacks. He also addressed the locals. (ANI)

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