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    Afghanistan’s Hazara people live in constant fear of being targeted by militants, because of their faith. They are a Shia minority in Sunni majority Afghanistan and have long been discriminated against.

    An Islamic State affiliate has even declared war on them and is behind a series of deadly bombings against the community. But now with NATO troops beginning to pull out from the country, the fear is, the situation will only get worse for them.

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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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