Jean MacKenzieJanuary 18, 2014 17:37
Friday nights are usually pretty busy at the Taverna du Liban, Kabul’s first and still most popular Lebanese restaurant. Other eateries featuring hummus and baba ganoush can be found, of course, but the foreigners flock to the Taverna for the atmosphere and company. At least they did until yesterday, when the Taliban stormed the restaurant, killing at least 21 people, 13 of them foreigners. The victims included owner Kamal Hamade, who, according to news reports, had grabbed a gun and gone to battle the attackers. They shot him dead.