Tolo03/21/2013By [Printer Friendly Version]
Three men have been beheaded in southern Kandahar province, apparently at the hands of insurgents, local officials said Tuesday.
The three men were traveling Monday evening from the Sangin district in neighbouring Helmand province to Ghorak district in Kandahar when their car was stopped by armed militia.
They were dragged from the car and beheaded while in the Mar Manda area of Ghorak, according to district governor Darow Khan
"Yesterday evening the Taliban beheaded three civilians who were in traveling from Sangin district of Helmand to Kandahar's Ghorak district," he told TOLOnews.
While Khan linked the incident to the Taliban, the militant group did not claim the beheading.
Meanwhile, residents in the area said that these three men were in the police force but were wearing casual clothes.
"They were police and they were on their way to go for duty to Ghorak district of Kandahar province but on the way they were recognised by Taliban and they beheaded them," one of the residents told TOLOnews.