WASHINGTON 

The U.S. has implored the Afghan government to act resolutely on reports of rampant sexual abuse of school children in Logar Province. 

The head of State Department’s South and Central Asia bureau urged Afghan officials and Kabul’s attorney general “to take decisive action on deeply troubling reports of sexual abuse in Logar schools.”

“Sexual violence and practices like bacha bazi have no place in any society,” Alice Wells said in a tweet posted by the bureau. She was using an Afghan euphemism that translates to “boy play,” but which is used to refer to the raping of young boys

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