An Afghan city largely untouched by the Taliban, and often used as an example for its prosperity and modernization is facing an unlikely problem — kidnapping.
April 10, 2013 Businessman Naseer Ahmad Nowruzee poses in front of posters of his 9-year-old son, Ali Sena Nowruzee, outside his home in Herat, Afghanistan. Nowruzee, who says his family’s life has been threatened, wears a holstered gun and has four bodyguards behind him. The family paid $65,000 ransom to kidnappers only to find that his son was killed by the men who took him, including a family bodyguard. Herat's relative success economically have caused hundreds of kidnappings. Michel du Cille/The Washington Post Buy Photo