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Beheaded body of student found

2009-06-19 19:11

Kandahar - Police on Friday found the body of an Afghan medical student beheaded by unknown attackers in a university mosque in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar, source said.

An AFP reporter saw the body of the man, identified by other students as Moshtaq Ahmad, 25, who was a fifth-year medical student.

Students said he had been attacked while studying for exams with a friend who was missing.

No one claimed the killing and authorities said it was not clear who might have been responsible.

Kandahar has seen several attacks linked to an insurgency led by the Taliban, who have also beheaded some of their victims.

The Taliban are the main militant group operating in Afghanistan. With support from al-Qaeda, they are fighting the US-backed government of President Hamid Karzai which is backed by tens of thousands of international troops.