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Taliban threatens to avenge Afghan civilian deaths

The Afghan Taliban threatened on Tuesday to behead US soldiers in revenge for a shooting spree by a lone American soldier in volatile Kandahar province in which 16 Afghan civilians died. In an emailed statement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said:

The Islamic Emirate once again warns the American animals that the mujahideen will avenge them, and with the help of Allah will kill and behead your sadistic murderous soldiers.