Saturday, 14 July 2007
Terraced hillslope suburb
The road to Istalif passes through a gorge, whose hillslopes are lined with terraced brick and stone houses. This is near where a US military vehicle careered out of control last year, mowing down several pedestrians; to compound the tragedy, the troops then shot dead several bystanders, because they felt 'threatened'. And we wonder why many Afghans are unconvinced about the benefits of Western forces here.