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"Visiting Massoud's tomb" Afghanistan Things to Do Tip by LeeHarrison

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Ahmed Shah Massoud was the former Northern Alliance leader, foreign minister following the Soviet withdrawal, and the Mujahiddin's most famous leader. He was assasinated 2 days before 9/11and to many Afghans is the Martyr of all Martyrs. Around Kabul his face is everywhere.
The trip from Kabul to the Punjshir valley is a journey in itself. Numerous convoys of Soviets and Taliban that tried to enter the valley along this road were continuously ambushed due to narrow gorge the road cuts through. The Punjshir valley is a beautiful, fertile valley with barron mountains rising either side. The tomb has a beautiful location on a hill in the middle of the valley.

Address: The Panjshir Valley

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  • Written Apr 2, 2004
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