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Taliban hang 7-year-old boy accused of being a spy, suicide bomber kills 40 at Afghanistan wedding
Twisted Taliban militants took terror to a new low by accusing a 7-year-old boy of spying - and hanging him high.
That outrage drew immediate condemnation from the Afghan president, who called the execution a "crime against humanity."
"I don't think there's a crime bigger than that, that even the most inhuman forces on earth can commit," Hamid Karzai said Thursday. "A 7-year-old boy cannot be a spy. A 7-year-old boy cannot be anything but a 7-year-old boy
The execution happened Tuesday in the embattled Helmand province, said Dawoud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial governor.
"The innocent boy was not a spy, but he may have informed the police or soldiers about planted explosives," Ahmadi told Central Asia Today.
"If this is true, it is an absolutely horrific crime," added British Prime Minister David Cameron, while on a stop in Kabul. "I think it says more about the Taliban than any book, than any article, than any speech could ever say."
The victim was reportedly the grandson of a tribal elder.
The Taliban has targeted tribal leaders who have supported the Karzai government or took part in U.S. directed reconstruction programs.
Hanging is a favorite Taliban terror method for getting rid of enemies - and sending a message to other would-be opponents.
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