17 People Have Heads Chopped off in Afghanistan

Fifteen men and two women were found beheaded in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province on Monday, punishment meted out by Taliban insurgents for a mixed-sex party with music and dancing, officials have said.

The bodies were found in a house near the Musa Qala district, an estimated 75km north of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, said district governor Nimatullah, who only goes by one name.

“The victims threw a late-night dance and music party when the Taliban attacked” on Sunday night, Nimatullah told Reuters news agency.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility.

In ultra-conservative Afghanistan, men and women do not usually mingle unless they are related, and parties involving both genders together are rare and highly secretive affairs.

‘Wild’ parties

For the Taliban, open displays of affection and the mixing of men and women are vehemently condemned.

According to witnesses of a major attack that killed 20 near Kabul in June, Taliban gunmen stormed a high-end hotel demanding to know where the “prostitutes and pimps” were.

The Taliban said it launched that attack on Qargha Lake because the hotel was used for “wild parties”.

During their five-year reign, which was ended by US-backed Afghan forces in 2001, the Taliban banned women from voting, most work and leaving their homes unaccompanied by their husband or a male relative.

Although those rights have been painstakingly regained, Afghanistan remains one of the worst places on earth to be a woman.

Daud Ahmadi, spokesman for the Helmand governor, said a team had been sent to the site of beheadings to investigate.

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2 comments to 17 People Have Heads Chopped off in Afghanistan

  • this is why it we should be allowed to fight the taliban .we are not fighting we are teaching them better ways to kill us and get across the border where we cant go.wtf? go nomatter where and kill taliban .but what can a person from the us do with a muslim president that apoligises for being and american? he should apoligize to america for the being a chickenshit liar

  • people wake p. the clintons gave away 6 of our national parks to the united nations? how could this happen in america.we are fixing to be at war with united nations in our own country.and hilary clinton is doing everything she can to get united nations to ban small arms.that way they can come through back door and take em.
    now you say they aint getting mine bullshit you will give em your guns.the police went house to house thanks to the gunshops and atf forms they knew exactly where to go.what happened??? the people gave the police their guns and where disarmed. bullshit you say ?????where the shit did this happen????
    before hurricane katrina in new orleans.the owner sued and a couple years after all the guns where thrown out under a bridge and they where all junk rusted crap.
    bullshit you say well go check.i live in the country where if they treid that there would be a slaughter of police house to house but they have the forms of the atf and know who has guns and how many.

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