July 15th, 2010
09:56 AM ET

Afghan tribal council member killed

A member of an Afghan tribal council was killed by militants, a day after district elders secured his release from kidnappers, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

Mullah Saleh Mohammed was killed Tuesday in eastern Uruzgan province by militants who stopped the van he was traveling in by putting up a make-shift checkpoint, the military said in a statement.

The insurgents stopped the van, pulled Mohammed out and shot him on the spot, the military said, attributing the information to witnesses.

A day earlier, district elders had secured Mohammed's release from kidnappers.

Taliban violence has plagued Uruzgan in recent weeks.

Less than three weeks ago, Taliban insurgents executed a number of Afghan civilians - beheading some of them, the military said.

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  1. Bledsoe

    Goog? What are you a bad ventriloquist?

    July 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Daniel-2

    Will somebody tell me just how much the C.I.A.paid this creep???At any rate,he'll never get to spend it

    July 15, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      That's too bad!!!!!!!

      July 15, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        You know better that that,Funny boy and quit using my name,please.It makes me look as dumb as you are.Besides,there are plenty more of these Quislings where they came from.

        July 16, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Or perhaps he thought it was the right thing to do we will never know.

      July 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Another Vidkun Quisling bites the dust and for those of you who don't know who I'm refering to,you're every bit as ignorant as these right-wing,foul speaking,anti-intellectual Tea Partiers.And that goes for you,Funny boy(Bledsoe).

      July 16, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |

    Still hanging around like a vulture are you?

    July 15, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • atal

      He has a night job as a ghoul.

      July 15, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |

      Hey you,Funny boy.Quit using my name.I'd rather speak for myself if you don't mind!

      July 15, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      I think he has a date with Daniel-2 dinner between 'close friends' ahem...

      July 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |