September 5, 2002 |
President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday announced the issuing of a new currency, designed to end the confusion from several forms of money now in circulation and provide a symbol of Afghan renewal and unity. On the same day, Afghanistan handed over 55 longtime Pakistani prisoners who had fought on the side of the ousted Taliban regime to their government, saying they no longer posed a danger here.
July 19, 2004 |
The Americans in combat fatigues kicked in the door at the home of the Afghan high court's chief judge, fired warning shots into the walls, trussed up the jurist and seven other men and whisked them off to jail. There, one of the captives said, the men were doused with cold water, deprived of food and grilled about terrorism. This was no ordinary raid, though.