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. markjuliansmith

    The Taliban Commander simply got the instructions wrong 'When it is too hot in the kitchen' and you cannot stand the heat you are supposed to run away through the door not jump into the oven. Hate to see what he does with a KA after instruction.

    October 6, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Zizi Tenten

    Oh, wow.....Hiding in an

    October 6, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. vallejo23

    lol why would you hid in an oven lol. dumbest thing to do ever stupid Arabs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. R2RO

    He was just practicing and trying to build a tolerance for his future home in hell.

    September 22, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kerenskhy

    Wow, he was so brave hiding in that oven. Yet I am sure he recruits young men and women to go blow themselves up trying to kill the invaders. He should have gone down with guns blazing and let our troops rid the world of one more fanatic.

    September 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Suzy

    The main thing is that he was found..oven or not. What disturbs me more than a Taliban found in an oven is the reactions I see in some of these post.

    September 20, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. Skully7780

    Pass the BBQ sauce!

    September 20, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. dr britt

    i like turtles

    September 19, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Splinter48708

    This is just too funny, actually. I guess the Taliban isn't allowed to watch old Bugs Bunny cartoons as this reminds me of the couple of episodes where Mugsy and Rocky try to hide in an oven, only to have Bugs do an elaborate routine that gets those guys blown up, only to have a real cop show up and Bug goes through the routine all over again, to have Mugsy and Rocy race out of the oven, pleaded to be taken to jail.

    Hint to those looking for taliban in ovens...Just do that routine if the Taliban are hiding in gas ovens without the safety. Unlike Bugs Bunny, though, they'll either get gassed into passing out...or, after the match is thrown in...BOOM!

    LOL! Terrorist flambe!

    September 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mario

    Who cares!

    September 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mario


    September 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mario

    Shoot the girl and bake the coward!

    September 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mario

    Shoot the s l u t! and bake the coward!

    September 19, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. thehonestone


    September 19, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  15. LR

    What? That's simply an Afghani sauna! What's fhe problem?

    September 19, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  16. stinkybooty

    this dude posting above...Mehdi General Dr Bad seems to have blown his gaskets and gone off his nut! Call in the dudes in white gowns to cart this moron off to Disneyland!

    September 19, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  17. stinkybooty

    why didn't some of u smart guys just turn the fukin oven on and cook the SOB???

    September 19, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  18. facetious

    Oh boy, this means that a new one could never take his place. Definitely not a younger, more ambitious(violent) person. No negative backlash could come from arresting the leader of a group that has a higher approval rating in Afghanistan than the corrupt, undemocratically elected leader that the US openly supports. Supporting a group in Afghanistan, accomplishing the/a mission, then leaving Afghanistan to fend for itself; that's never turned out badly before, right?

    September 18, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Willow

    Was it in a Gingerbread house?

    September 18, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  20. just a dumb US taxpayer

    Just another reason not to eat in any restuarant
    Remember the missing french cook(not a chef)

    September 18, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  21. shallowHal51

    in an oven?? hmmmmmm. the obcvious comes to mind...why not just fire that mother up?

    September 18, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    so Who ever has bene and is blocking My messages still? Clear OUT YOUR Desk and Go Home. YOU are Fired.

    September 18, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  23. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    They just made the mistake of blocking more messages.

    September 18, 2010 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  24. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    I Own Mariah Carey.

    September 18, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  25. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    I Own Bill Gates.

    September 18, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  26. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    I Own Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ayles.

    September 18, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  27. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    I Own Glen Beck.

    September 18, 2010 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  28. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    And if YOU went and Took MY Computer home anyway? Im Going To Charge YOU With Theft.

    September 18, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  29. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Now Sadly A lot of people Made The Mistake of Blowing Of What I siad Like YOU did. Thought IT was a Big Joke.
    Now when they – you get to Work ON Monday and Find YOUR Self Locked out ? Let us see how fuking funny YOU think I am Then.

    September 18, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  30. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Read UP and yOU see IJN here where gasbag Oregon Congressman Smith ADdmited Robbing MY Children.
    Time and Date Stamp.

    September 18, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  31. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    All Of These War Criminals have went on t.v and admittted Their Crimes. They are Not Above The Law. There is NO Statue Of Limitations. Thier Appointed cops and thier paointed judges are not going to do anything. and of ocurse the crooked lawyers.

    September 18, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  32. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Bin Laden wants to know if you can Hook HIm Up With Whitney Huston? INshallah.

    September 18, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  33. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    What Is YOUR Idea of " Hell " ??? " woman ".

    September 18, 2010 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  34. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    And, NO, woman. I am NOT Going To " Quit".
    I will NEVER Tire of slapping YOU around.

    September 18, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  35. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    hey C.u.n.t, Any Chance YOU KNow Where I Can Find SEcond Leutenant Deborah Christine D' Angelo From Jersey? Maybe She Works at " Mercy " Hospital There? (God willing)

    September 18, 2010 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  36. Mehdi General Dr Bad


    September 18, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  37. Mehdi General Dr Bad


    " T~errorist Update " "trol~ls" " Or~ges" and "P~ricks" Have All Now Been Classified as " Ter~rorists"

    September 18, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  38. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Now PI Equals?

    September 18, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  39. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    IDIOTS !!!

    Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

    September 18, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  40. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Mehdi General Dr Bad

    <<>>>>> <-–(view Source) FUK YOU!!!!

    September 18, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse | Reply

    September 18, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  41. Mehdi General Dr Bad


    September 18, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  42. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    ,:Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

    September 18, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  43. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    :Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

    September 18, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  44. Mehdi General Dr Bad


    September 18, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  45. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    NOw ,Shut The Fuk Up, Go The Fuk Away, And Leave ME The Fuk Alone.

    September 18, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  46. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Fuking Next.

    September 18, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  47. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    IM Fine, *RELOADS*

    September 18, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  48. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    now, "It Puts The Lotion ON Its Skin, Or It Gets The Hose " Again ".

    September 17, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Bring IT The Fuk On.

    September 17, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Who Has The Balls To Pull The Trigger?

    September 17, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Now Fukk off And Die. I'm "Busy".

    September 17, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    GO Tell Dick Cannon and Mariah To Pack Thier Bags and Get Out of MY House. Or I Serve Her and Lock Them out.
    NOw THEY Have 2 Choices. There is YOUR Compassion.

    September 17, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Where is MY M.I.A Army Nurse, ?? C.U.N.T.

    September 17, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    GoT A " Head Ache " ? C.U.N.T.

    September 17, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    and how are those Medications and That Vodka Working for ya?

    September 17, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Now When YOU Go To Work Monady morning, God Willing, And YOU Find YOU NO Longer Have a Job?
    YOU Will Wish YOU had Been Working Instead Of Bothering ME in Here and Playing W.O.W.

    September 17, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    now c,unt clinton and Mariah same as YOU stil think they are getting out of this.
    Still dont "Get IT". still having " Fun ".

    September 17, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Blocled _ interpeted:

    as soon as C~ongressman S~mith From O~regon is Done Sucking My C~ock? hmm Who Is Next?

    September 17, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    speaking of Troops and Masterbaiting and Money,

    HOw Much Does iT Cost MY Children ie: "Taxpayers"

    For Those 10,000 Jarheads, jacking off ON That Boat out in the Middle of The persian Gulf? A Day.
    While YOU Whine about More Troops.

    September 17, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Bloomberg – Dakin Campbell – ‎3 hours ago‎
    Georgia's Community & Southern Bank picked up $800 million in deposits as it acquired three of the six US banks that collapsed this week, bringing the failure count this year to 125.

    September 17, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    OMG !!! Mini Me Palin said Masterbait !!! SHOW YOUR TEATS !!!!

    September 17, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Mehdi General Dr Bad


    September 17, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Another interpected mnessage:

    OMG !! O~ctoMom has been Offered $500,000 To Do P~orn !!!

    September 17, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Mehdi General Dr Bad


    OMG !!! K~ardashian is OUTRAGED about her nude pictures,,,,

    (why? BAD Lighting? make you look Fat, NO C~ock in your Mouth? )

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


    September 17, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Mehdi General Dr Bad


    lets play more cutsey word games u sk`ank sl~u,ts,,,oh no! they r gonna execute a va~gina in virgina,, go cluck and bark,,,

    September 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    And MY Troops are NOw Sliiting YOUR Troops Throats IN iraq.
    According To YOU I have NO Troops IN Iraq.

    September 17, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Oh, It gets MUCH WORSE From "here", woman.

    September 17, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    oh i "For Got something,:
    Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Hmmm so you say,,,,

    D.R. Shaw Bute Falls Oregon.
    Currently IN Redding California
    5 Star General S.F.S.O.C.O Call Sign; "God" C.O. Teddy Kennedy (R.I.P.)

    September 17, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Regestered " Indepnedent",

    September 17, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
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