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Kabul house prices take a tumble
Assortment of reasons including spurt in violence has drastically cut real estate prices in Afghan capital.
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 11:22



The war in Afghanistan brought many foreigners to the country - through aid agencies and NGOs..  
 
The influx pushed up property prices in the capital, but now, the bubble has burst.

A series of high-profile attacks in the city, announcements of troop drawdowns and a smaller amount of international aid money have caused some house prices to fall by as much as 40 per cent. 

Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.

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