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5 year old Afghan girl raped in Balkh province

[1]Afghan police forces arrested an Afghan man accused of raping a five years old girl in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan.

Provincial police spokesman Shir Jan Durani said the man was arrested in Kaldar city in northern Balkh province and is 22 years old.

Mr. Durani further added the victim female kid was raped on Thursday night in a wedding ceremony and was taken to hospital for the treatment purposes.

This comes as there has been a growth in rape cases and sexual abusement of the Afghan kids in various cities of Afghanistan during the recent years.

Afghan interior ministry earlier said a mosque Imam had sexually abused an Afghan child in northern Samangan province and another security guard working for the Attorney General office in Kunar province was arrested over rape charges of another Afghan kid in this province.

Meanwhile a 12 years old girl was raped by a group of men in north-eastern Takhar province of Afghanistan in the month of May last year.

Civil society activists and women rights advocates have urged the Afghan government to take strict actions for trying those involved behind rape cases in Afghanistan.

In the meantime a number of critics accuse the Afghan government for being failed to introduce those behind the rape cases of Afghan children and called it a motive behind growing rape cases in the country.