And Then There Were None

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Afghan soldiers stand in line to board a plane at Kabul International Airport prior to their departure for Herat on March 22, 2004. Factional fighting had struck Herat the day before, following the assassination of Aviation Minister Mirwais Sadiq.



An Afghan woman passes by a portrait of Haji Abdul Qadir in Kabul on July 13, 2003. Qadir, one of Hamid Karzai's vice presidents at the time, was assassinated when an unknown gunman opened fire on his car in 2002. Once a former governor of Afghanistan's mountainous province of Nangarhar, Qadir was also a veteran mujahedeen commander who had fought against the Soviets following the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan. 

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