Afghanistan’s Babies | 101 East

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    In May 2020, armed men stormed a maternity clinic in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, killing indiscriminately.

    Midwives, pregnant women and newborns were shot. Twenty-five lost their lives and many more were injured. The tragedy shocked the nation.

    As violence escalates across the country, 101 East travels to Afghanistan, where even newborns have become targets of war.

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    In This Story: Afghanistan

    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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