Video from Kandahar

I’ve been a bit lax in writing regularly, so I thought I’d upload some video for you.

First is fireworks from a wedding ceremony in southern Kandahar City this evening.  There’ve been fireworks for the past 3 days, which has been quite nice in the evenings.  Don’t think that this is a common occurrence.  I’ve only seen fireworks one other time in the past year or two in Kandahar.

 

 

And this one which is part of a 45-minute interview I did with the deputy head of the provincial council about the attack on the provincial council just over a week ago.  In this very short extract he starts explaining how his bodyguard died while struggling to stop a suicide bomber.

 

By Alex Strick van Linschoten

Alex Strick van Linschoten is travelling in Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq and the north Caucasus over the next 4 years for a book on sufism. He lives in Kandahar, but moves around a lot.

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