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Taliban explosives are becoming more powerful. Afghan soldiers are paying the price. |The Washington Post

Taliban explosives are becoming more powerful. Afghan soldiers are paying the price. |The Washington Post

When he sits in his wheelchair, Jawad Mahmoodi is a stump, a torso with nothing but air below the hip bones. His eyes are guarded slits, his face expressionless.

But when he stands, strapping himself into plastic supports and steel leg posts and pulling himself erect between two exercise bars, there is a gleam of triumph in his eyes.

For a moment, he looks like the soldier he once was.

Source: Taliban explosives are becoming more powerful. Afghan soldiers are paying the price. – The Washington Post