The Afghan government accused the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Pakistani secret service, of orchestrating Monday's attack on the Afghan Parliament, while Pakistan blamed India, reigniting old wounds.
For hundreds of years the handmade crafts of Badakhshan attracted buyers from across the Silk Road. But cheap Chinese imports coupled with a domestic lack of investment have left many crafts fighting for their survival.
While other districts in Logar province develop, Kharwar still doesn't have a single female doctor or a school for girls, not to mention roads, clinics, job opportunities or security. Our contributor reports on a