In a dastardly act of violence, the Taliban in Helmand beheaded 17 civilians because they dared to defy the dictates of the Taliban- their bodies were found by the side of a road in the Musa Qala district.
They were in a group of two women and 15 men and, while the women danced, the men were enjoying the music.
Taliban culture forbids mixing of the two sexes.
This has been reported in bbc.com of dated the 27th of August 2012.
Daud Ahmadi, a spokesman of the provincial governor of Helmand, has confirmed that the incident had happened in Taliban controlled territory and that the Taliban had killed the 17 persons – some had been beheaded, others had throats slit.
However, another report seems to indicate that the 17 were killed because they were local government workers.
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