Sunday, January 15, 2006

Afghanistan, yet again

What the Afghan "resistance" is:

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 14 (AP) - Two gunmen on a motorcycle killed a former Taliban leader on Saturday outside his home in Kandahar, police officials said.

The victim, Mullah Abdul Samad Khaksar, was a deputy interior minister under the Taliban government in Afghanistan. He switched loyalties and supported Afghanistan's American-backed government after the Taliban militia was ousted in late 2001.

The Kandahar police chief, Gen. Abdul Wahid, said Mullah Khaksar was shot in the heart and head as he was walking with two of his children.

From the New York Times, today


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