For collaborating with the U.S. This is another indication that the jihadists don’t believe that mutilation is against Islam.
“Militants cut off Afghans’ noses, ears,” from AFP, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Militants have cut off the noses and ears of three Afghan drivers supplying United States military bases in Afghanistan.
Officials also say a United Nations mine-clearer was shot in an ambush near Kabul.
In other insurgency-linked unrest on Saturday, three Australian soldiers were slightly hurt when a rocket struck Kandahar Air Field, the NATO force headquarters in southern Afghanistan.
The Afghan drivers were attacked in the eastern province of Nuristan, where Taliban insurgents and other Islamic militants are active.
“After downloading their supplies into a coalition base in Nuristan, they were heading to [neighbouring] Kunar,” Nuristan deputy police chief Ghulamullah told AFP.
“On their way, the Taliban stopped them and cut off their noses and ears.”
The police chief, who uses only one name, said it was apparent punishment for working with Western militaries.
The men’s trucks were torched.