Asking details about another man’s wife or fiancée suggests you might be interested in her, an Afghan friend recently told me. He said a more appropriate question would be: 'Are you marrying your cousin?'
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing, which came only a day after the US announced it was sending more troops to Afghanistan.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the deployment of additional troops to Afghanistan to protect gains as fighting increases with the spring snow melt.
A NATO spokesman denied reports of a US proposal to expand operations along the Afghan border, where the Pakistani government is already frustrated by drone attacks.