Mass Grave in Afghanistan

These photos are from a mass grave in Shindand district, Herat province in western Afghanistan. In it, there are the buried bodies of children, women, and men coming back home from Iran.
America led coalition forces had just obliterated the Taliban nearly a week ago. As of fleeing, the Taliban who according to their doctrinal beliefs considers killing Shiites a religious good deed buried alive -in mass graves, and only in a few days- a large number of Hazara’ citizens. Their crimes? Being Shiite and being there at the time: that’s all.
Many of these people were returning home from abroad when they were identified and buried alive by the Taliban forces. Winter of 2004.
© Ardavan Roozbeh

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