File picture shows Afghan soldiers looking at a painting of a Kalashnikov rifle in Dorfshan river valley

 
File picture shows Afghan soldiers looking at a painting of a Kalashnikov rifle in Dorfshan river valley
Afghan soldiers look at a painting of a Kalashnikov rifle on a wall as they search a house for weapons in Dorfshan river valley in Uruzgan province, in this November 7, 2007 file picture. Arms purchases are soaring in Afghanistan, along with the price of weapons, a sign that many Afghans fear a return of the Taliban, civil war or rising lawlessness. Afghanistan wants to project an image of stability ahead of 2014, a critical year when presidential elections will be held and the 350,000 Afghan security force will take over security from Western troops. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic