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Pakistani journalist Amber Rahim Shamsi said it best when she tweeted a collage of front page coverage of the bomb blast in Kabul and the privilege accorded to the deaths of US troops in the attack claimed by ISIS K.

"Privileging the lives of US troops before civilians and Afghans in the headline," she wrote about New York Times and Washington Post while "Writing the headline as it should be - civilians and Afghans first" for BBC and Guardian, she said citing western papers as examples.

As one user pointed out, this reflected the poor status of world politics.

Shamsi wasn't the only person to note the discrepancy in coverage.

But it's not just media coverage of the Kabul blasts that irked many users on social media. Americans have complained about the manner in which their media has covered the collapse of the US-supported Afghan government when the Taliban took over August 15.

Glenn Greenwald tweeted his displeasure earlier this week.

Eric Boehlert used the opportunity to tweet some figures of how much coverage Afghanistan received in the past, citing specific examples.

Like when Donald Trump announced the deal with Taliban in 2020.

The introspection on media coverage of Afghanistan may be slow in the coming but some independent analysis is available in publications like The New Republic.