Kandahar sits at the crossroads where the Kabul road branches northwest to Herat and southeast to Quetta in Pakistan. It lies in the Pashtun heartland and was Afghanistan's first capital under Ahmad Shah Durrani in the 18th century. More recently it was the spiritual capital of the Taliban.Kandahar's great treasure, a cloak believed to have belonged to the Islamic prophet Muhammad, is safely kept in the Mosque of...
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