CNN reports two children found dead after Taliban beheading in southern Afghanistan.
According to the provincial governor’s office, one 10-year-old boy, and another, age 16, were the victims of the Taliban beheading which occurred in Kandahar.
The 10-year-old boy had reportedly been collecting food waste from a garbage bin near a security checkpoint. There are no further details about the older boy.
The BBC‘s Mahfouz Zubaide, in Kabul, says that the younger boy was very poor and had been known to bring the found food home to his family. It is speculated that both boy may have been in the area, searching for unused and expired packages of food. One report claims local police gave food to the children to bring home.
Another source claimed the boys were both questioned about spying and consequently beheaded.
MailOnline reports Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi has denied allegations that the group was responsible for the deaths of the two children. Known for beheading targets in the past, the extremist group has consistently denied attacking children such a manner.
Dr. Toryalay Wessa, governor of Kandahar, has instructed Afghan police and security forces to find and catch those responsible for the deaths of the two boys “‘with whatever casualties it takes and at whatever price”.
People around the world shared their frustration via Twitter.
— Ali Al Saeed (@alialsaeed) June 10, 2013
— Raees Noorbhai (@Raees_Noorbhai) June 10, 2013
The reports of these most recent beheadings, come on the shoulders of Monday’s Kabul airport attack, also at the hands of Taliban.
In 2012 it was reported that insurgents attacked a massive party, in southern Afghanistan, where the Taliban beheaded 17 civilians.
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