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The first post is another of Mary Smith’s adventures in Afghanistan when working in a leprosy clinic far from civilisation but very close to local dangers.. This is the 9th post in the series and I can recommend that you check the links to catch up with those you have missed.

MarySmith’sPlace – Afghan adventures #9

One night, only minutes after I’d turned off my lamp, the usual silence was shattered by the sound of firing. This wasn’t the normal reminder from Hisb-i-Islami on their mountain, to which we had long since become accustomed. This was very much louder and uncomfortably close to home. For a brief moment I considered it might be to announce the birth of a son – proud fathers were often given to firing off volleys from their Kalashnikovs on such occasions. The sound of rockets, seemingly directly overhead soon put paid to the idea that…

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