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Two Female Judges Shot Dead in Kabul; Aid Group Warns 18 Million Afghans Need Urgent Support

HeadlineJan 20, 2021

In Afghanistan, gunmen shot dead two women judges who work for the Supreme Court in an ambush in Kabul Sunday — the latest act of violence targeting prominent figures. The Afghan government blamed the Taliban, who denied responsibility.

In other news from Afghanistan, Save the Children is warning 18 million Afghans, more than half of those children, are in need of urgent assistance, and is calling for $1.3 billion in aid to keep millions from facing hunger in the coming months. The organization says millions are suffering from the combined effects of ongoing war, poverty and the pandemic.

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