Taliban Insurgents Behead More Than 30 Bus Passengers

11/19/2008 04:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Taliban insurgents pulled some 50 passengers off a bus in southern Afghanistan and beheaded as many as 30 of them after accusing them of being soldiers traveling in civilian clothes, Afghan officials in the region announced on Sunday.

The police chief of Kandahar province, where the attack occurred, said that of six bodies retrieved so far, all had been beheaded, mutilated and dumped. The police had received information that 24 others had been killed but had yet to find the bodies, the police chief, Matiullah Qati, said.

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