Photo of Sardar Shah Wali Khan and General Mohammed Asif Safi and then Prime Minister Mohammad Daoud Khan in background

Photo of Sardar Shah Wali Khan and General Mohammed Asif Safi and then Prime Minister Mohammad Daoud Khan in background

This form of public execution by cannon may have been used prior to Abd al-Rahman's reign in Kabul but it became more common there during his reign. The practice of staged state killing for public display continued well into the twentieth century.

This form of public execution by cannon may have been used prior to Abd al-Rahman's reign in Kabul but it became more common there during his reign. The practice of staged state killing for public display continued well into the twentieth century.

hazara-pioneers

The Hazara Pioneers regiment of British Army

Portrait of Habibullah Kalakani (Bacha i Saqao), ruler of Afghanistan (1929), standing in uniform on a dais apparently engaged in making a speech.

Full: Front Portrait of Habibullah Kalakani (Bacha i Saqao), ruler of Afghanistan standing in uniform on a dais apparently engaged in making a speech. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Inayatullah Khan

Nasrullah Khan (Afghanistan) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Afridi Tribesmen are Shown at Work in a Native Rifle Factory in Independent Tribal Territory in Kohat Pass India - 1935

Afridi Tribesmen are Shown at Work in a Native Rifle Factory in Independent Tribal Territory in Kohat Pass India - 1935

Embassy History | Embassy of Afghanistan in London

Embassy History | Embassy of Afghanistan in London

Photograph of  Muhammad Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan (1929-33), standing in uniform and with medals and orders.

Full: Front Photograph of Muhammad Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan standing in uniform and with medals and orders. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Photograph of  a group, seated and standing, of heavily armed men, said to be soldiers in the service of Bacha i Saqao (Habibullah Kalakani), dictator of Afghanistan in 1929.

Full: Front Photograph of a group, seated and standing, of heavily armed men, said to be soldiers in the service of Bacha i Saqao (Habibullah Kalakani), dictator of Afghanistan in © The Trustees of the British Museum

Photograph of a number of dead bodies, including that of Bacha i Saqao (one of the bodies labelled as such) lying on the ground between two rows of men, the latter indicated only by their lower legs and shoes, apparently a copy print.

Image gallery: Bacha and 13 of his leaders shot and then strung up

Photograph of Bacha i Saqao (Habibullah Kalakani) standing in a white costume in a large party of Afghan men, some armed, standing on a stairway. Said to be a wedding party.

Full: Front Photograph of Bacha i Saqao (Habibullah Kalakani) standing in a white costume in a large party of Afghan men, some armed, standing on a stairway. Said to be a wedding party. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Photograph of a senior Afghan military officer, identified as Said Hussain, commander in chief of the army of Bacha i Saqao, an oval print (probably copied) with the individual in an elaborate uniform and hat with a high plume.

Photograph of a senior Afghan military officer, identified as Said Hussain, commander in chief of the army of Bacha i Saqao, an oval print (probably copied) with the individual in an elaborate uniform and hat with a high plume.

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