“When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks…” (Qur’an 47:4). The Taliban consider the Afghan police to be unbelievers because they are, as part of the Karzai regime, collaborating with the U.S.
Just as in Nigeria, the Islamic jihadists in Afghanistan are operating with impunity, killing their enemies wholesale while the central government is unable or unwilling to stop them. “Insurgents behead 16 Afghan police in past 24 hours: officials,” Pakistan Today, May 21, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):
Insurgents have killed 16 policemen in Afghanistan in the space of one day and beheaded eight of them, officials said Wednesday, as security forces prepare to guard a second-round election.
Villagers in the southern province of Zabul Tuesday found the decapitated bodies of eight local policemen who were seized two weeks ago, deputy provincial governor Mohammad Jan Rassoulyar told a foreign news agency.
The policemen were snatched by militants after an attack on their convoy.
“Their bodies were discovered in Nawbahar district and we have sent elders to bring them to Qalat (the provincial capital),” he said, adding they were beheaded on Tuesday and found soon afterwards.
The deputy police chief of Zabul, Ghulam Jilani Farahi, said the policemen were first shot and then decapitated.
Taliban militants, who are responsible for many attacks on Afghan police, were not immediately available to comment.
Also on Tuesday at least eight policemen were killed when Taliban fighters stormed checkpoints in the northern province of Badakhshan, said Gul Mohammad Bedar, the deputy provincial governor….