Taliban Boosted by Foreign Help German Soldiers Face New Enemy in Kunduz

The militants who killed three German soldiers in Kunduz on Good Friday were equipped with much more modern weapons than is usual for the Taliban. Members of the feared Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan are providing arms and training to their fellow fighters in Afghanistan, but Germany is struggling to find an adequate response.
Taliban insurgents pose in front of a burning German military vehicle in Chahar Dara district, on the day after three German soldiers were killed in an ambush.

Taliban insurgents pose in front of a burning German military vehicle in Chahar Dara district, on the day after three German soldiers were killed in an ambush.

Foto: STRINGER/AFGHANISTAN/ REUTERS
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen