At a sorting out center in Mazar-i-Sharif on Saturday night, a surrendered Arab militant blasted himself with a grenade, killing also two prisoners of war standing nearby. A field commander of the Northern Alliance and British journalist Andrea Catherwood of the ITN television station got wounds. A fragment hit her in the shoulder. According to media reports, approximately 600 foreign militants, mostly Arabs, Chechens and Pakistanis who defended Kunduz together with Taliban, surrendered to representatives of General Abdul Rashid Dostum. He promised them life and treatment according to the Shariat.
Since the likes of the traditional Inauguration Day in the national Capitol are likely never to be witnessed again, take this opportunity from one who has been there to relate some truth about the experience