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Taliban Behead Afghan Police Officer

May 1, 2007 -- The governor of the southern Afghan Kandahar Province says Taliban militants today beheaded an 18-year-old police officer.

Niaz Mohammad Sarhadi said the police officer was returning to duty from holidays when he was captured by insurgents in the village of Mushan in Panjwayi district.

"Terrorists beheaded the officer, and his headless body was left in a school in the village," Sarhadi said.


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