Taliban behead four alleged spies


Taliban militants have beheaded four men for allegedly spying for the government in southern Afghanistan, an official said Tuesday.
The bodies of the men were discovered in Washer district of volatile Helmand province late on Sunday.
“The four men were civilians who were beheaded by Taliban for allegedly spying for government,” provincial spokesman Daud Ahmadi told AFP.
The Taliban had found satellite phones in the men’s possession and thought they were spies, he said, adding that mobile phones do not work in that district and it is normal for people to use satellite phones.