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US embassy denounces decapitation of civilians in Zabul

US embassy denounces decapitation of civilians in Zabul

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Nov 10, 2015 - 12:54

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The US embassy in Kabul on Tuesday denounced the beheading of seven civilians, including womeninfo-icon and a child, by Islamic State militants in southern Zabul province. 

Daesh fighters had abducted the seven residents of the Jaghori district of Ghazni province last month and decapitated them on Sunday in Khak-i-Afghan district. The victims also included four men, whose bodies were handed over to Jaghori residents.

A day earlier, President Ghani condemned the beheading of civilians, especially the women and the child, in the strongest possible terms, saying the outrageous act symbolised the enemy’s defeat and desperation.

A press release from the US embassy said: “As President Ghani noted in his recent statement, the killing of innocents has no justification in any religion or creed. We offer our sincere condolences to the victims’ families.”

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