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Business freezes for Kabul ice-cream carts after unrest

A recent surge in violence ahead of the upcoming elections has cause profits to plummet for ice-cream vendors.

Since the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001, one song has echoed across Kabul’s neighbourhoods: “Happy Birthday” blasts from the speakers of hundreds of ice-cream carts across the capital.

But the recent surge in violence ahead of the upcoming elections has caused their profits to plummet.

 

Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports from Kabul.