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Britain ‘appalled’ by Afghanistan beheadings

• The RawStory.com
Britain on Monday condemned “in the strongest terms” reports that Taliban Islamist insurgents had beheaded 17 civilians at a party in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said he was “appalled” at the killings and also at an attack on a checkpoint in the province which killed 10 Afghan soldiers.

“I am appalled at the cruel killing of 17 people at a party…. The facts are still being established but early indications are that the Taliban were responsible,” he said in a statement.

“We condemn acts of extreme violence like this in the strongest terms.”

The Taliban were responsible for beheading the civilians, including two women, who were holding a party with music in a southern Afghanistan village, officials said.

 

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