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NATO Official Says Children Safer In Kabul Than Other Cities

According to Mark Sedwill, children in Kabul are safer than in New York
NATO's top envoy in Afghanistan says children in the capital Kabul are probably safer than they would be in London, New York, or many other cities.

Mark Sedwill said most Afghan children -- even in places like the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar -- go about their daily lives in safety.

A report, however, last year by the UN Children's Fund said Afghanistan was the world's most dangerous place to be born.

According to Reuters, a total of 74 children were killed in the first half of the year by homemade bombs or in suicide attacks.

compiled from agency reports