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Police: 4 Afghan soldiers beheaded by Taliban militants

April 17, 2013 at 9:23 AM   |   Comments

SHEBERGHAN, Afghanistan, April 17 (UPI) -- Four Afghan soldiers were kidnapped and beheaded by Taliban militants in northern Jawzjan province, officials said Wednesday.

The bodies of the soldiers were found Wednesday morning after they were abducted while on their way home, a spokesman for the Afghan local police forces in Jawzjan said.

The incident came after after Taliban militants took over a security check post in the province Sunday, Khaama Press reported.

At least two people, including a police officer, were killed in the check post raid, though Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the militants killed four officers and abducted six others who were injured.

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