The Taliban beheaded two afghan boys for accepting food from police.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, at about the same time the Taliban beheaded the two afghan boys, the Taliban assaulted NATO’s operational headquarters at the military section of the Kabul international airport.
Jamal Agh, the chief of Zhari district, says the Taliban beheaded the two afghan boys because they were scrounging for food at Afghan army and police checkpoints near their home in the southern province of Kandahar:
“The boys were on their way back … when they were stopped by Taliban insurgents who beheaded them. Both of them were innocent children and had nothing to do with government or foreigners.”
The two afghan boys wanted to trade lassi, a local drink, for bread to give to their farm animals. But other reports claim the boys were simply scrounging in garbage bins near a police checkpoint.
The two afghan boys the Taliban beheaded were named Khan and Hameedullah, ages 10 and 16. Kandahar governor’s spokesman Javid Faisal said the Taliban left the two afghan boy’s bodies and severed heads in the village in which they lived as a warning to those who might help the afghan government. They had previously been warned by the Taliban not to have anything to do with the police.
But Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi denies the Taliban beheaded the two afghan boys. This is not the first time the Taliban has been accused of beheading children. Back in August a 7-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy were beheaded because they were related to members of the Afghan Local Police. One 16-year-old boy was first skinned alive and then beheaded after the Taliban accused him of spying.
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