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Booming cafe culture emerges in Kabul despite the risks

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Inside Ikhanoom Cafe in Kabul, Afghanistan
Inside Ikhanoom Cafe in Kabul, Afghanistan Zaher Montazer

In Afghanistan, a booming café culture has emerged in recent years and many successful entrepreneurs have emerged by establishing western-like cafes in the big cities across the country. In the absence of recreational places in Kabul, cafes have become a major place for the youth to gather, but it also faces serious challenges like being targeted by insurgent and extremist groups. Zakarya Hassani has this report from the capital Kabul.