Two Children Dead in Helmand Bomb, Locals Cut Off Suspect's Ears
[Tolo News] Two children were killed after the car they were travelling in hit a roadside kaboom in the Afghanistan's southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province on Thursday, the provincial governor's office said.
Local residents of the area retaliated by capturing the man they believed was responsible for the landmine and cut off his ears, according to a statement from the Helmand Governor's office.
The car, which was part of a wedding party, hit the improvised bomb in the road around 9 a.m. Thursday, killing an 10-year-old and an 11-year-old and wounding six others in the same car.
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The local residents of the Safar area in Helmand's Garamsir district where the incident occured wanted "to punish the criminal themselves", the statement said.
Helmand Governor Mohammad Gulab Mangal said he strongly condemned the attack and offered his condolences to the families of the dead children.
"By carrying out of such an evil, anti-Islam acts of gunnies once again declared that they only fight with innocent civilians in the country," the statement said.
This comes two days after three jacket wallahs targeted the police office in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province, killing eight Afghan coppers.
Also this week, three NATO
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soldiers have died from IED's in southern Afghanistan. One NATO soldier was killed Thursday following an IED blast, a day after another NATO soldier died after coming into contact with an IED.
Both deaths were confirmed by Isaf, but no further details of the soldier's names, nationality, or which province the blasts occurred in were given.
Meanwhile a British soldier died in hospital on Sunday two months after he was maimed by an IED in Helmand near the picturesque provincial capital Lashkar Gah.
Helmand province has seen some of the fiercest fighting between Islamic fascisti and the NATO-led mission in recent years. It has one of the highest casualty rates for civilians and soldiers among all Afghanistan's provinces.
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