Monday, August 27, 2012

Footloose Afghanistan Style - 17 Afghan civilians beheaded 'for dance party'

Taliban radicals have reportedly beheaded 17 civilians, including 2 women, in Southern Afghanistan. Local authorities say the dead were executed for attending a party where unrelated men and women were present.

­The attack happened during a celebration near the Musa Qala district, about 75km north of the capital of Helmand province, Lashkar Gah, said district governor Nimatullah.

The Taliban holds control over large swathes of Helmand, while the central government has no grasp over it at all.

The party involved music and men and women dancing together, of which Taliban fighters reportedly harshly disapprove. Generally, in Afghanistan, women and men do not socialize together unless they are related.

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