23 October, 2006

Afghanistan debating methods:

Compared with the rest of the country, western Afghanistan has been relatively quiet. However, yesterday, at the aptly named village of Waryan in Herat province, violence erupted when two local pro-government Pashtun warlords, Amanullah Khan and Arbab Basir, took issue over some, as yet, unspecified grievance. Not for them the subtleties of rhetoric; their preferred debating weapons were heavy machine guns, rocket propelled grenades and small arms. Eventually, the Afghan police and army stopped the fighting.

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