Outback Queensland town to honour local soldier who died in Afghanistan | 7NEWS

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    The cost of war is felt most keenly in our small communities. Quilpie, in the Channel Country, 1,000 kilometres west of Brisbane, will soon have a new landmark just outside town.

    It’s designed locally and built locally to honour a local who lost his life in Afghanistan.

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    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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