(New York Times) – The men came back to the mud house, sitting down for lunch and shared grief on Sunday. They had just returned from burying a relative — a police officer who had been killed the night before during a Taliban raid on the local checkpoint. From outside, there were the happy sounds of young children playing cricket. And then an explosion. The men rushed outside to find five children — cousins 10 years old or younger — killed by a piece of stray ordnance they had stumbled on.