Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hearts and minds in Kandahar

Each day, hundreds of sick people visit the graves of more than 70 Arab and other foreign fighters and their family members who were killed in US bombing in the southern Afghan city [of Kandahar] in late 2001.

Soon after their burial, a cult developed around them and the graves became centres of pilgrimage for many in the area.

..."Several paralysed people have left the cemetery walking on their own two feet", says Sangeena, a Kandahar resident.
-- from Kandahar's cemetery of 'miracles'.

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