- The Washington Times - Monday, October 14, 2013

Afghan authorities in the eastern Kunar province accused Taliban militants of killing two children between the ages of 8 and 10 for government spying.

Shuja-ul-Malik, the provincial governor, said the children were accused of espionage on behalf of the Afghan government and put to death Saturday night in the Wataput district of Kunar, the Aghan online newspaper Khaama Press reported Sunday.

Khaama Press said there was no comment or confirmation from the Taliban, however, the group has been willing to target children for spying in the past.

Three teenagers have been reported killed, two of them beheaded, for spying charges since June, Khaama Press said.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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