Malala Yousafzai, the Pashtun teenager and women’s rights activist who was shot in the head in early October by Taliban gunmen in northwest Pakistan, could make “pretty much a full recovery,” her doctors in Britain said.
Less than one week after Hamid Karzai’s half brother was shot to death, Jan Mohammad Khan, a senior adviser to the Afghan president, was killed by gunmen at his home. The Taliban claimed responsibility. (more)
The bodies of dozens, perhaps well over a hundred, women, children and men, their corpses blown into bits of human flesh by iron fragmentation bombs dropped by U.S. warplanes in a village in the western province of Farah, illustrates the futility of the Afghan war.