1. Awful

    Report: Taliban Beheads Two Boys

    A young Afghani boy covers his face in a shoal as he comes to greet soldiers from the 1st Platoon, 1-64 Armoured Batallion, US Army - operating under NATO - carrying out security patrols at Morghan-Kecha village in Daman district, Kandahar on September 6, 2012 near the Kandahar Air Field. The Taliban are involved in a quarter of Afghan security personnel attacks on NATO colleagues, according to a military commander. The surge of assaults, unprecedented in modern warfare, have seen Afghan troops opening fire on their NATO colleagues more than 30 times this year, killing at least 45 foreign troops -- most of them Americans. US Lieutenant General James Terry, head of the NATO-led coalition's joint command in Afghanistan, said about 25 to 26 percent of the attacks were "insurgent-related". AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA        (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/GettyImages)

    Boy in the Daman district, Kandahar, 2012. (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty),Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty

    Two young boys were reportedly mistaken for spies and beheaded by the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to government officials in Kandahar. A Taliban spokesman denied the charge. The children, 10 and 16, were reportedly digging through trash for food to bring back home to their families. Unfortunately they were near police headquarters, a location often targeted by the Taliban searching for police collaborators. This isn't the first time the Taliban has been accused of beheading young people. In 2012, the group was said to have beheaded another set of kids, which it also denied.

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