This is the epilogue of a decade of stalking. Abdul Raziq was on the taliban’s hit list. Last year, the strong man of the South of afghanistan, had escaped narrowly the explosion of a bomb hidden in a sofa in a hotel in Kandahar. Last Thursday, a taliban infiltrator was shot dead as he left a meeting with the commander-in-chief of american forces in Afghanistan. It was the faithful ally of the Western powers.

In 2011, when he was the head of the border police in Kandahar province, Abdul Raziq had met in his office in Spin Boldak, a town as…

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