Great Deals on a Kalashnikov

Is Afghanistan getting ready for peace? You might think so, judging by how the price of weapons is plummeting on the streets of Bagram, outside Kabul. The town, which encompasses the base where U.S. and coalition forces are ensconced, has become a favorite of small-time weapons dealers peddling knives, Kalashnikovs and rocket-propelled grenades. One dealer tried to interest a TIME reporter in a Kalashnikov for the bargain price of $200, with 100 rounds thrown in "to close the sale." The man, who identified himself only as Abdul, said he wouldn't need his weapons anymore. "Peace has come to Afghanistan," he says....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!