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Afghanistan turmoil

Afghan refugees in India worry about safety of loved ones

Taliban takeover of war-torn Afghanistan dashes hopes of ever returning

Afghan nationals gather to urge the international community to help Afghan refugees, in New Delhi on Aug. 18.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Armin Karimi, an Afghan refugee in India's capital, is anguished about the Taliban takeover and deteriorating security situation in his war-torn homeland.

"I came here five years ago with my parents and a brother to rebuild [our lives and return] once things improved back home," said the 19-year-old, who runs a bakery in a city market.

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