September 16th, 2010
07:29 AM ET

Taliban commander found hiding in oven

For the second time in less than a month, security forces hunting for Taliban commanders found one hiding inside an oven, officials said Thursday.

In the latest incident Tuesday, a sub-commander allegedly responsible for attacks in three districts was found hiding in a floor oven of a compound when Afghan and coalition forces raided the location in Logar province in eastern Afghanistan.

On August 31, NATO-led troops found another sub-commander hiding in an oven, breathing through a tube, the International Security Assistance Force said. The militant had allegedly returned from Pakistan recently where he trained new recruits to make bombs.

He was caught after a raid on a compound in Ghazni province in southeastern Afghanistan.

"Whether they hide in a cave or an oven, we're going to find the enemies of Afghanistan and secure peace for this country," U.S. Army Col. Rafael Torres said.

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  1. Common Sense's wife

    just grow up! honestly and stop being jealous that us americans have what u want

    September 17, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Common Sense's wife

    lemme tell u about children!! ur towel head doesnt have any and your just talking to run your mouth! its rather easy to get the location of ur computer so i would watch it... us americans are rather smart!

    September 17, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Common Sense

    ohh now are you making threats now?? i think ima have to report you to my higher boss of the FBI!

    September 17, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Common Sense's Wife

    as i die??? little child please! you comment on everything that should happen as a cnn worker....

    September 17, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Royce

    @john....you are a sissy – stop talking. I hope one day u find a taliban leader in an oven and once u guys make out and go out on a date and he kills you after raping your family in front of you – you might think twice about being nice to the taliban group.

    September 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. DK

    I bet they don't taste very good. Probably very chewy. Try it anyhow. 375 for 1.5 hours. Throw a little seasoning on him and roast taliban man.

    September 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    this is THEIR Answer:

    Jerry Brown »
    Clinton coming to California to campaign with Jerry Brown
    Los Angeles Times (blog) – ‎2 hours ago‎ – all 69 articles »

    September 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    What "is" assad anyway? sunni ? shiite ? sunni ? he too have a BAD memory?

    September 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    From Bad To Worse,,,

    September 17, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    I also heard you shot sum 'indian carver " in Washington State?

    September 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    obviosuly a repiglican, (it has a gun), Looks Like He Did nOt Have The Balls To Pull The Trigger. Another Suicide BY Cop?

    September 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Common sense

    Isn't it funny how taliban members act tough, but when they are wanted and when we find them they are in a oven or in a hole in the ground hiding like cowards...

    September 17, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Braveheart

    Too bad it wasn't a self cleaning oven, could have taken care of the problem with a flick of the switch and cleaned the oven as well.

    September 17, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Scott

    Should have poured some acid down his breathing tube.....LOL....LOL

    September 17, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Phil

    That reminds of the old Bugs Bunny cartoon. "Would I turn on the gas if my pal Mugsy was in there?" "You might rabbit, you might." "Would I thow a lighted match in there if my pal Mugsy was in there?"

    September 17, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  16. Master swimmer

    How to serve Taliban
    375 degrees 40 mins per pound let rest for 1 hour before serving. Should just fall off the bone.

    September 17, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  17. oldshoshone

    Say.... 3 1/2 hours at 425˚.

    September 17, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  18. Soul

    Why didn't they bake some bread then find him?

    September 17, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  19. Dog

    So don't tell us about it just turn the damn thing on.

    September 17, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  20. Osama Obama

    The Taliban are like bedbugs on steroids.

    September 17, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  21. Joey

    This is rather disappointing. The US needs to spend some money on additional education and training for the Taliban. Apparently nobody is telling them that when they get in the oven they are supposed to be turning it on first.

    September 16, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Stephen Real

    Bugs Bunny: [Irish accent] All right, Clancey, take the boys and surround the house.
    [Runs through the door]
    Bugs Bunny: Jiggers, the cops!
    Rocky: Hide me! Quick, hide me!
    Bugs Bunny: Here. hide in here, quick.
    [Puts Rocky inside the stove]
    Mugsy: Hide me too! Hide me! Wah-hah-hah! It's not fair! You've gotta hide me, too!
    Bugs Bunny: I must be dreaming. It couldn't be this easy. Okay, quick. Hide in here.
    [Hides Mugsy in stove]
    Bugs Bunny: Now don't move until I tell you too.
    Bugs Bunny: [Knocking on door] All right, open up! This is the police!
    [Forces door open]
    Bugs Bunny: All right, where's Rocky? Where's he hiding?
    Bugs Bunny: [Normal] He's not in this stove.
    Bugs Bunny: [as policeman] Oho! He's hiding in the stove, eh?
    Bugs Bunny: Now look, would I turn on this gas if my friend Rocky was in there?
    Bugs Bunny: [as policeman] Um, you might, rabbit. You might.
    Bugs Bunny: Well, would I throw a lighed match in there if my friend was in there?
    [Throws match in stove; it explodes]
    Bugs Bunny: [as policeman] All right, rabbit, you've convinced me. I'll look for Rocky in the city.
    [Closes door]

    September 16, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Splinter48708

      Don't forget...the scene repeats with a real cop and those two guys fall for it a second time...Until Bugs said "Would I throw a lighted..." They both run out of the oven begging and pleading to go to prison!

      Maybe we can get the guy who hijacked the thread to fall for this stunt, eh, Doc?

      September 19, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  23. frak

    Roasted Taliban tastes a lot like chicken.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Chuck Steak

    Found in an oven?! Hmmmm, Justice....regular or extra crispy?!

    September 16, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  25. John

    It is Obama's fault... huh... this is good news... Err ummm well ummm... Obama should have caught this guy earlier in the oven...

    September 16, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Rick McDaniel

    They should have turned the oven on.

    September 16, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  27. bozo

    What.. why didn't someone turn on the oven? Baked Taliban!

    September 16, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Joe

    Damn you, Poppin' Fresh!

    September 16, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  29. bob wallace

    the usual page 1 story of a 'success' in afghan, but 2 months from now when he is freed there won't be a mention at all in the news media.

    September 16, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  30. No Apology

    EHHH! What's cookin' Doc?

    September 16, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Jack

    Cave, oven, or dressed as a woman. That happens a lot, too.

    September 16, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    What an ironic hiding place for an islamo-fascist. They are truly cowards.

    September 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  33. LarryKegel(US Army)

    I wish He quit using My Old Name already!!!

    September 16, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Jsmith

    Taliban wants to hide in an oven, I say just fire it up and cook some bread.

    September 16, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |