- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 31, 2009

KABUL (AP) — Police say militants have beheaded six Afghans for cooperating with government authorities.

Juma Gul Hamit, police chief of Uruzgan province in south-central Afghanistan, says the men were beheaded Thursday near the provincial capital of Tarin Kot.

Hamit defended the victims, saying they were not involved in any anti-government activities.

He says a seventh Afghan man is being treated for serious neck injuries.

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