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“A Wrestler Never Dies,” Afghans Say. After Bombing, Their Stories Live.

posted on September 20, 2018

The New York Times’s Rod Nordland and Fatima Faizi write about a September 5 Islamic State suicide bombing at the Maiwand Wrestling Club in Kabul, Afghanistan. The bombing, which killed around 30 people and injured dozens more, targeted minority Hazaras. The community and country has national pride for their skilled wrestling community. Nordland and Faizi explain that wrestlers and other neighborhood members are fighting back: “More and more armed volunteers were seen in the neighborhood, stopping and searching strangers. Wrestlers arrived to help clean up and rebuild the gym.”

Read at The New York Times