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Jun 10th, 2010

Taliban Execute Boy, 7, as Spy

The Associated Press via
June 10, 2010

Suspected Taliban militants publicly hanged a 7-year-old boy for spying in the militant stronghold of Helmand province, an Afghan official told the Associated Press.

The child was placed on trial by the Islamic extremist group and later found guilty of working for Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government, the local official said.

Karzai on Thursday condemned the alleged act, calling it a “crime against humanity.” …

Around the time of the child’s reported execution, insurgents also dragged a Kandahar provincial council member, Amir Mohammad Noorzai, from his house and fatally shot him, said local government spokesman Zalmai Ayoubi.

In the past, militants have carried out similar killings of those accused of spying, said Dawoud Ahmadi, the provincial governor’s spokesman.

Three years ago, a 70-year-old woman and a child in the Musa Qala district of the province were executed following similar allegations. …


Related report on this site


Video shows Taliban punishment (MSNBC, Feb. 5, 2010) — New video emerges from Pakistan’s tribal belt showing Taliban militants flogging two men and a teenage boy.’s Dara Brown reports. (02:11)

Major Afghan Offensive Imminent (Feb. 5, 2010)

Taliban shadow governments now operate in nearly all 34 provinces and Taliban courts mete out Islamic justice.


FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — June 10, 2009

Dozens Dead in Iraq Suicide Blast

Residents and policemen gather near the wreckage of a vehicle used in a car bomb attack in Nassariya
Car bomb kills dozens in southern Iraq (MSNBC, June 10, 2009) — A car bomb rips through a market in southern Iraq, killing about 30 people.’s Dara Brown reports. (00:38)

One-year retrospective: One year ago today I reported that a car bomb blew up in a packed outdoor food market in Bathaa, near Nasiriyah, about 200 miles southeast of Baghdad in one of the most peaceful areas of Iraq’s Shiite south, killing about 30 people and wounding dozens more.

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