Taliban Beheads 17 Afghan Civilians

Officials in southern Afghanistan say Taliban insurgents have beheaded 17…

Officials in southern Afghanistan say Taliban insurgents have beheaded 17 Afghan civilians, including two women.

The Interior Ministry says the civilians were killed in the Kajaki district of Helmand province late Sunday.

There were conflicting reports about the reasons behind the killings. Some Afghan officials said the Taliban attacked the party because insurgents disapprove of music and dancing. But Helmand’s governor said the killings took place after a long-standing feud between two Taliban commanders turned violent. And the governor of nearby Musa Qala district said insurgents killed the civilians because they had links to the government.

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