(Buxton, ME USA)
I am not Afghani, but I thought it would be interesting to share this true story. A group of US soldiers were fighting the Taliban several years ago when they were ambushed. There were about 5 of them, and all were killed except for one soldier who pretended to be dead, though he was badly wounded. When the Taliban left, he attempted to walk back to his base when he came upon a shepherd. The shepherd was afraid, but saw he was injured so he led him back to his village. There he was taken in, his wound treated to the best of what the family could do and fed and cared for. When the Taliban heard he was in this local man's house, they went and demanded that the man turn over the soldier. He refused, stating: ''He is a guest''. The shepherd was able to contact the US military and the soldier was taken back to his base for further medical treatment. I thought this was amazing..very brave and very hospitable people, Afghans The article was first published in liveleak.com.