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"What should tell him when he asks about his parents?"-aunt of wounded Afgan toddler

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 01:10

March 28 - Doctors treating an Afghan toddler shot by Taliban last week whose entire immediate family was killed say they are amazed at his recovery.

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A two year old boy is slowly recovering in a hospital in Afghanistan. He's just come out of a coma. Last week his mother, his father and two sisters were all killed in an attack on a Kabul guesthouse. He's on the mend. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ABUZAR'S SURGICAL DOCTOR, MOHAMMAD AZIM; SAYING: "Day by day we are very happy and we are happy from our treatment and also management of this child." His aunt says he is the only member of his immediate family left. (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) HUSNA JAN, ABUZAR'S AUNT; SAYING: "Day by day His condition improves. I'm thankful that he is fine and alive. He recognizes everyone and even laughs. I am so delighted that one person is left from Sardar's family." She worries about what she can say when he is old enough to understand (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) HUSNA JAN, ABUZAR'S AUNT; SAYING: "I cannot describe the Taliban. They are worse than animals. They even did not show mercy to children. What should tell him when he asks about his parents? Once he recovers he may travel to Canada to live with an uncle.

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"What should tell him when he asks about his parents?"-aunt of wounded Afgan toddler

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 01:10