Thursday, July 5, 2007

Mass grave unearthed in Afghan jail

Via Australia's Herald Sun..

A MASS grave containing hundreds of bodies has been discovered in an underground prison north of the Afghan capital, the BBC has reported.
Police General Ali Shah Paktiwal told the BBC the grave was unearthed in a former military base dating back to the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s.

The grisly find was made after an old man who recently returned to Afghanistan led police to the site where victims were apparently walled up in rooms and left to die.

"An old man told us about the grave. He told us he worked as a driver when there was a Russian military base here.


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