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Father of dead Afghan boy to set up charity

The father of a 15-year-old Afghan boy, killed in an explosion at the end of last month after unwittingly picking up a bomb planted by unknown terrorists, is planning to set up a charity foundation for child victims of violence. In a letter to the Greek office of the United Nations refugee agency, Mohammed Isa Najafi said the pain of losing his son was the culmination of a string of trials and tribulations for him and his family. «In the midst of all this disappointment and sadness, the dirty hands of terrorism appeared before me, as they had done in my homeland,» he said. Najafi, whose 11-year-old daughter was partially blinded in the same blast, said he wanted to set up a foundation in the name of his son Hamidullah for «child victims of violence.» He said he had founded a similar school for children in Afghanistan. Donations to Najafi’s family can be made to National Bank, account number 129/341635-64.