It was just another day in Afghanistan, people went about their daily business farming or tending a shop or going for a walk. The diplomats and “experts” were some place discussing the future of their nation, but to the ordinary Afghan, it was simply another Thursday. A group boarded buses in Kabul and headed for their homes in distant cities. Some place along the route the two bus loads of people were halted by the Taliban and 50 were taken from the buses and killed. Some reports indicate six were beheaded, and, for some reason, a few were not harmed. Meanwhile, hundred of miles away, Pakistani jets swooped down and bombed a village in their northwest region. Pakistani military sources claim the strike killed twenty-seven Taliban militants. Local villagers claim they pulled 22 civilians from the rubble.
Yes, it was just another day on the unquiet Eastern Front.