Kandahar slaughter preplanned, executed by squad – Afghan top brass

An Afghan parliamentary investigation team has implicated up to 20 US troops in the massacre of 16 civilians in Kandahar early on Sunday morning. It contradicts NATO’s account that insists one rogue soldier was behind the slaughter. ­The team of Afghan lawmakers has spent two days collating reports from witnesses, survivors and inhabitants of the […]

Robert Fisk: Once more fear stalks the streets of Kandahar

After seven years of war, genocide and DU this is where Afghanistan is now almost back to where we started from. New Zealand, I ask of you are you proud to be part of this? Five years after his last visit, our correspondent finds the Taliban back in charge of their spiritual home – and […]

Afghan forces hunt escaped Taliban prisoners

For those Kiwis who still believe the Afghan war was over and all we were doing there is international peacekeeping. (CNN) — Afghan security forces on Saturday worked to hunt down the nearly 400 Taliban militants who escaped from a Kandahar prison in what police called a daring and well-executed jailbreak the day before. Damaged […]