16 October, 2006

Children of the Taliban

From the ISAF:

Three teenage boys were killed and at least three more were injured on 7 October when an improvised explosive device detonated as the Taliban were training the youths to planting mines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the Gailan District of Ghazni Province.

The Taliban, according to reports, falsely claimed the adolescents were killed and injured when they picked up an object thrown out of a U.S. military vehicle traveling through the area. In fact, the Taliban were training the teenagers in the use of IEDs.

"The Taliban resort to the one of the few things they know how to do - build IEDs to kill indiscriminately" said an ISAF spokesman. "That they would then lie and blame others for the tragic deaths of these young adults whom they so cynically misled, shows both their true character and utter lack of morals."

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