July 27, 2016

The thirty-five men and women lying dead before me were each shot with a single bullet that made a muffled ‘pop’ as it passed through their heads. Only minutes earlier we were fellow passengers on the Kabul to Kandahar bus that was stopped near Ghazni by anti-Soviet mujahidin. The Citizen carries an excerpt from Shyam Bhatia’s Bullets & Bylines: From the Frontiers of Kabul, Delhi, Damascus and Beyond

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