Escape from Kabul: Nowroz Ali's remarkable story

Afghan Taliban in Kabul. Photo / AP

With the rapid fall of Afghanistan back into Taliban hands after the US and other Nato allies' withdrawal following two decades of war, Nowroz Ali feared for his life. Since he worked with Kiwi soldiers, he was a wanted man and begged for help from the New Zealand Government. Herald journalist Kurt Bayer has been speaking with him all year. Now, with a relieved Ali due to land in Auckland, his remarkable story can finally be told — from the beginning, to end.