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Afghanistan: Taliban shows once again what despicable thugs they are

October 8, 2012

Two schoolchildren, including a nine-year-old girl, have been shot dead by militants in Afghanistan after their father refused to quit his job as a policeman, officials say.

Henna and her 16-year-old brother Zelgai were killed by two gunmen on motorcycles late on Saturday while in their father’s car in the Edgah area of Ghazni province, in the south of the country.

“They were playing inside my car, and the Taliban maybe thought it was me in the car. They opened fire at the car and killed my children,” the father, Zalmai, who uses just one name, said on Sunday.

He said the Taliban had warned him several times in the past that his family would be at risk if he did not leave his job.

SMH

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