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Jun 10th, 2010

Summary: Islamic 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 allegedly placed on trial by the Taliban and found guilty of working for Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 10, 2009 Aubrey Immelman 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.