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Afghans Demand Justice After Police Kill Six at Food Distribution Center

HeadlineMay 11, 2020

In Afghanistan, rights groups are calling for an investigation after at least six people were killed in a police shootout at a food distribution event in central Ghor province, where protesters were demanding economic assistance amid the coronavirus crisis. Around 4,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Afghanistan, where testing remains extremely limited.

In Iran, a southwestern county has been placed under lockdown after authorities say people failed to observe social distancing rules.

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