Afghanistan dangerous

This item appears on page 19 of the October 2010 issue.

The Department of State still warns against travel to Afghanistan. All areas are unsafe due to military combat operations, land mines, banditry, drug-related activity, armed rivalry between political and tribal groups, and/or the possibility of kidnapping and insurgent attacks. 

On Aug. 5, a group of doctors and nurses was shot and killed in Badakhshan province after completing a medical aid visit to Nuristan province.