Afghans See a Collapse of Tradition in a Spate of Devious Attacks
“In the early morning hours Thursday, two Taliban infiltrators at the other end of the country, in the southern province of Helmand, joined the police, and were stationed with a 10-man unit. They dosed the dinner with crushed sleeping pills, then shot to death the other eight policemen in their sleep, local officials said. The Taliban boasted about the attack on their website.
In a country that has long prided itself on ‘Pashtunwali,’ a strict code of conduct that most famously gives guest privileges even to enemies, a lot of Afghans have begun to view the spate of such devious infiltrator attacks as yet another sign of moral decline caused by nearly four decades of war, and no real end in sight.”