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Kabul Protesters Chant 'Death To Taliban' Over Beheadings


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Thousands of Afghans marched through Kabul on November 11 to protest the killing of seven ethnic Hazaras, allegedly by Taliban militants.

The protesters, many from Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazara minority, carried the coffins of the seven victims and called for a new government that can ensure security in the country.

The protesters also carried banners with photos of the victims and chanted “Death to the Taliban” as they called for the resignations of President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.

The four men, two women, and a child were found partially beheaded on November 7 in the southeastern province of Zabul.

They had been kidnapped in neighboring Ghazni Province about six months earlier.

Afghanistan's’s spy agency has dismissed Taliban claims that militants from the Islamic State group carried out the killings.

During the past week, rival Taliban factions have been fighting each other in the region where the bodies were found.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP
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