4 Afghans killed for working with westerners
02 August, 2012
KABUL/GHAZNI: Bullet riddled bodies of four Afghan nationals were recovered from Jalrez area of Wardak province on Wednesday who were executed by the Taliban on the charges of working with the western security company.
Official sources said that hands of those four locals killed by the Taliban were tied behind their back and their chests riddled with bullets, adding that there has been a surge in attacks in areas surrounding the capital in recent weeks.
Official sources confirmed that four locals were killed on the charges of working with the western security company, adding that they were seized by the Taliban while traveling to work from Kabul on Tuesday.
In a similar incident in the same area in late July, militants executed five men after alleging they worked for foreigners.
After those killings Afghan security forces last week launched a major operation in the area, killing close to a dozen insurgents, according to the interior ministry.
The Taliban warned at the start of their annual summer offensive this year that they would target Afghans working for foreign organizations.
Large numbers of local people work for western civilian and military projects in Afghanistan, where Nato has 130,000 troops.
Meanwhile, A remote-controlled bomb blast claimed the life of a senior police officer in Ghazni city, the capital of Ghazni province, 125 km south of capital city Kabul on Tuesday night, spokesman for provincial administration Fazal Rahman Sabawon said Wednesday.
"Unknown men planted a remote-controlled bomb near the gate of the house of Nasrullah Andar, the deputy police of third precinct in Ghazni city, last night and when he was going home from mosque it exploded killing him on the spot," Sabawon told Xinhua.
Two of his sons were injured in the blast, he added. He put the attack on the enemies of peace, a term used against the Taliban by government officials.