EurasiaNet, August 21, 2007

Two Men Beheaded in Souteastern Afghanistan

The victims worked for the government

Two men from one family were dragged from their home in Paktia Province on August 19 and beheaded, Pajhwak Afghan News reported. The attack occurred around midnight in the village of Abdal in Zurmat district, according to Din Mohammad Darwesh, a spokesman for the provincial governor. The perpetrators left the headless bodies of the two men in front of their house. Darwesh said neither of the victims, whose names were withheld, worked for the government. He said Taliban insurgents committed the murders, but did provide any further details. Hours after the bodies were found, police recovered the body of another man abducted the day before, according to Colonel Sayed Sakhi Mateen, chief of the province’s crime branch. Mateen said the victim was kidnapped by unidentified armed men in the Kohistan district of central Kapisa Province.

Characters Count: 872

URL for news «Two Men Beheaded in Souteastern Afghanistan»