Kabul

 

Paddy Docherty visited Kabul when security was tight. Paddy Docherty is the author of The Khyber Pass.

Paddy Docherty visited Kabul during tight security due to the meeting of the Loya Jirga. Paddy Docherty is the author of The Khyber Pass: a History of Empire & Invasion.

 

Security was tight due to the meeting of the Loya Jirga

 

 

 

 

West Kabul: virtually destroyed during the fighting in the mid 1990s

 

 

 

Paddy Docherty with members of the Afghan army in Kabul. Paddy Docherty is the author of The Khyber Pass: a History of Empire & Invasion, Faber & Faber, 2007.

 

With members of the Afghan army

 

 

 

 

At a buzkashi game

 

 

 

 

The teams were from Kabul and the Panjshir Valley

 

 

 

Paddy Docherty with friends in the Mustafa Hotel, Kabul. Paddy Docherty is the author of The Khyber Pass: a History of Empire & Invasion, Faber & Faber, 2007. The US edition of The Khyber Pass by Paddy Docherty was published by Union Square Press, April 2008.

 

Christmas Day in Kabul: with Douglas (US Army, left) and

Basher (Christ Church, Oxford) in the Mustafa Hotel bar

 

 

 

 

In the “Ariana Graveyard” near the airport

 

 

 

 

The tomb of Emperor Babur, founder of the Mogul Empire