The Afghan government has given a full pardon to a warlord whose nickname is "The Butcher of Kabul." Despite the deal, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar remains a wanted terrorist in the US. His name brings terror to many Afghans.
The journalists were killed Sunday while traveling with an Afghan army unit that came under fire in southern Helmand province, in a sign of just how dangerous the conflict remains for the media trying to cover it.
The newest Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada was a deputy of the former mullah who reportedly died in a recent US drone attack. Nothing in his murky past suggests he's ready to negotiate for peace anytime soon.