Taliban militants execute Afghan child

19:30, June 09, 2010      

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Taliban militants fighting the Afghan government in the latest wave of violent attacks have executed a seven-year-old child in their hotbed Helmand province of southern Afghanistan, Daud Ahmadi the spokesman for provincial administration said Wednesday.

"The armed Taliban rebels kidnapped an innocent seven years old and executed him in Sarewan Qala area of Sangin district on Tuesday,"Ahmadi told Xinhua.

The militants hang up the body of the child on a tree, he said.

Taliban insurgents who have vowed to intensify activities this year in militancy-hit Afghanistan have not made comment.

The adamant Taliban outfit had in the past too executed several persons on charge of spying for government and NATO-led troops in Afghanistan.

Notorious for growing poppy and militancy, the province of Helmand has been regarded as a stronghold of Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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