Sunday, March 18, 2007


Taliban chop noses, ears of drivers
Reuters, Asadabad March 18

Taliban guerrillas chopped noses and ears of at least five truck drivers in eastern Afghanistan as punishment for transporting supplies to US-led troops, officials and residents said on Sunday.

The drivers were part of a convoy headed for a coalition military base when they were attacked in the province of Nuristan on Saturday.

"The number of drivers who had their noses and ears cut varies, it is between five and eight," Ghulam-ullah, the police chief of Nuristan who uses only one name, said citing locals and officials in the area.

Several trucks were destroyed in the attack.

Ousted from power in 2001 in a US-led invasion, the Taliban have launched what they call a holy war against Western troops and the government in Kabul.


janfromthebruce said...

Absolutely brutial. It is beyond my imagination how any human being can do such vicious acts to other humans.
We think how chilling it is here to even talk about Israel policy, for example, but can one imagine what it must be like to live in a part of the world where such actions happen. And no, I don't think that all Afghani people do these type of things, nor do I think that there are not western people who could do these things. It just the utter disregard for each others humanity that screams out here.