Taliban hang 7-year-old spy....
A 7-year-old boy was executed by the Taliban in a brutal act of retribution this week, after his grandfather dared to resist the insurgency’s iron rule.
Afghan officials said the boy was accused of spying for U.S. and NATO forces and hanged from a tree in southern Afghanistan.
Daoud Ahmadi, the spokesman for Helmand’s provincial governor, said the murder came just days after the boy’s grandfather, Abdul Woodod Alokozai, spoke out against militants in their hometown.
“I know his father and I know his grandfather,” Ahmadi said. “His grandfather is a tribal elder in the village and the village is under the control of the Taliban. His grandfather said some good things about the government and he formed a small group of people to stand against the Taliban.
“That’s why the Taliban killed his grandson in revenge.”