Afghanistan - Wanted Taliban Commander Turns Himself In For The $100 Reward
Afghanistan - Taliban commander walked up to a police checkpoint with a wanted poster bearing his own face seeking the reward listed on it, the Washington Post reports.
Mohammad Ashan, a mid-level Taliban commander in Paktika province, demanded of the officers at the scene the $100 finder’s fee listed on the poster, the Post reports.
Ashan was arrested on the spot, and is suspected of plotting at least two attacks against Afghan security forces, the Post reports.
“We asked him, ‘Is this you?’ Mohammad Ashan answered with an incredible amount of enthusiasm, ‘Yes, yes, that’s me! Can I get my award now?’” SPC Matthew Baker told the Post.
“Clearly,” one U.S. official told the Post, “the man is an imbecile.”
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