Joyful Afghan Landmine Amputee Dances on New Prosthetic Leg

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Ahmad and his parents, who are farmworkers, come from Logar province south of Kabul, where fighting between the Taliban and the US-backed Afghan army is frequent.

Rahman is one of thousands of Afghan children to receive artificial limbs at the hospital since it opened in 1988, the Washington Post reported. He and his sister Salima were injured four years ago.

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"I'm so happy for him that he's received this artificial leg and that now he can be independent", she added, as Ahmad danced to music blasting from a mobile phone.

Ahmad wanted to show off his leg to the staff and nurses at the hospital.

A video which can warm even the coldest of hearts recently made its rounds on social media. His delight was captured in a video and uploaded on social media.

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A United Nation's report suggests that if the United States of America had the similar share of its citizen killed in conflicts such as Afghanistan in 2018 alone, it will lead to death of nearly 34,000 U.S. citizens, which counts more than 10 times the number of people killed in the past attack of 9/11 on twin tower. Ahmed was overjoyed when he watched his video and beamed it again and again. Then he ran to show it to his mother.

"He is a very happy boy, I have seen many patients in our orthopaedic centre but they don't have the high morale like Ahmad does". Like many Afghans, she uses one name.

Roya Musawi, a public relations officer for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan, posted the video on Twitter.

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