Taliban Behead Boy, 10, And His Friend, 16, ‘For Spying’ After Catching Them Scavenging For Food For Their Families



” The Taliban was accused of beheading two boys for spying in southern Afghanistan yesterday. (M) Afghan officials said the boys, aged 10 and 16, were kidnapped by Taliban fighters while scavenging for food in rubbish bins near the police headquarters in Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second largest city and a key base for Western forces.

News first emerged of the 10-year-old’s death and later yesterday the Kandahar provincial government office confirmed that a second boy had also been beheaded. Both bodies were recovered in Kandahar’s Zhari district.

Kandahar governor Dr Toryalay Wessa instructed Afghan security forces and police to hunt down and catch the militants responsible for the killing ‘with whatever casualties it takes and at whatever price.’ In 2012 the Taliban were accused of beheading a 12-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl in south and east Afghanistan – the group denied responsibility in both those cases.”