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Taliban Execute Women, Murder Children

First, three photos and captions (obviously the event didn’t warrant a full article) from those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Face covered Taliban militants pose before they execute two Afghan women in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Taliban fighters told Associated Press Television News that the two were executed for allegedly running a prostitution ring catering to U.S. soldiers and other foreign contractors at a U.S. base in Ghazni city.

Face covered Taliban militants exercise before they executed two Afghan women in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Taliban fighters told Associated Press Television News that the two were executed for allegedly running a prostitution ring catering to U.S. soldiers and other foreign contractors at a U.S. base in Ghazni city.

Two unidentified Afghan Women chat with each other a few minutes before they were executed by Taliban in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on late Saturday, July 12, 2008. Taliban fighters told Associated Press Television News that the two were executed for allegedly running a prostitution ring catering to U.S. soldiers and other foreign contractors at a U.S. base in Ghazni city.

Local people watch two Afghan women shot and killed by Taliban in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on Sunday, July 13, 2008. Taliban fighters told Associated Press Television News that the two were executed for allegedly running a prostitution ring catering to U.S. soldiers and other foreign contractors at a U.S. base in Ghazni city.

The Taliban "Freedom Fighters" at their most courageous. And Sharia law at its most merciful.

Meanwhile, more news of Taliban heroics from the same Afghan province, via an elated Reuters:

Suicide blast kills 17 Afghan civilians, 4 police

By Mirwais Afghan

KABUL (Reuters) – A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 17 civilians, most of them children, and four police in a bazaar in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, police said.

Taliban suicide bombs have killed more than 230 civilians and wounded nearly 500 already this year, NATO says

In the latest attack the bomber, traveling on a motorcycle, targeted a police vehicle in a bazaar in the Deh Rawood district of Uruzgan province, the provincial police chief told Reuters.

"Seventeen civilians and four policemen died in the attack. Thirty-seven more civilians and five police have been wounded," Juma Khan Himat said by telephone, adding the death toll could rise. Most of the civilian victims were children, he said…

The Interior Ministry in Kabul said 24 people, four of them police, including a senior officer, were killed in the attack…

The Taliban could not be immediately reached for comment about any of the reported incidents.

We must admit to being gobsmacked at the mention by Reuters of civilian casualties, and most especially this:

Taliban suicide bombs have killed more than 230 civilians and wounded nearly 500 already this year, NATO says.

One would have the impression from the rest of their reports that only NATO and the US killed civilians.

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