Landlocked country in South-Central Asia

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, mostly composed of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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A young Afghan woman suffered a brutal domestic assault, but surgery gave her a ray of hope.
Credit: BBC News - Published 10 hours ago

The government says hundreds of prisoners tried to escape amid the chaos of the gun and bomb attack.
Credit: BBC News - Published 3 days ago

Solicitor acting for relatives concerned evidence 'nearly remained hidden'
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

The explosion came on the eve of a ceasefire declared by the Taliban during the festival of Eid.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

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