A caravan of horse drawn carts on the road in Balkh Province, Afghanistan, in northern Afghanistan.
A caravan of horse drawn carts on the road in Balkh Province, Afghanistan, in northern Afghanistan. Hal Bernton/Seattle Times/MCT
A caravan of horse drawn carts on the road in Balkh Province, Afghanistan, in northern Afghanistan. Hal Bernton/Seattle Times/MCT

Taliban gain foothold in once-stable Afghan north

November 13, 2009 4:13 PM