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Afghanistan - A House for Haji Baba, Ocotber 2003


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Synopsis of "A House for Haji Baba"

REPORTER'S SLIDESHOW
Behind the Lens

INTERVIEW WITH SARAH CHAYES
Danger, Determination and Destiny

INVISIBLE WOMEN
Politics, Security, Health, Education

FACTS & STATS
Government, Population, Economy

LINKS & RESOURCES
Background, Reconstruction Efforts, Warlordism

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Reporter's Slideshow: Behind the Lens
UNDER FIRE



In Kandahar, we heard that President Karzai had just survived an assassination attempt while at his brother's wedding ceremony. A young boy jumped on the gunman and saved the president's life, but was killed by U.S. Special Forces fire.


All we could find out was that the would-be assassinator had worked as a guard of the warlord Gul Agha Shirzai, then governor of the province. He'd been hired two weeks before the attack.

 

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