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Afghanistan - Wanted Taliban Commander Turns Himself In For The $100 Reward

Published on: April 19, 2012 08:30 AM
By: Washington Post / CBS News
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Wanted poster for Mohammad Ashan (Hand Out)Wanted poster for Mohammad Ashan (Hand Out)

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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 Apr 19, 2012 at 08:39 AM Anonymous Says:

So lets give him the $100 he demands and let him in Jail for 100 years which will cost much more then $100.


 Apr 19, 2012 at 10:23 AM Anon Ibid Opcit Says:

Give him the money. It's a small price to pay for having him in custody.


 Apr 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM VeyIzMir Says:

I wish all the Taliban members were this stupid. If this is a so called commander, then a simple private should be a piece of cake.


 Apr 19, 2012 at 01:12 PM Chazzan Says:

We probably overbid on this one- don't you think he would've come in for 50?


 Apr 19, 2012 at 01:28 PM shprintzyobermeister Says:

they halachically owe him the money. to be mazik a rasha is assur


 Apr 19, 2012 at 02:36 PM Smart Crookie! Says:

I can he can use the money in the prison for some candy bars and phone calls.


 Apr 19, 2012 at 04:00 PM MarkTwain2 Says:

One Monopoly bill coming right up.


 Apr 19, 2012 at 04:39 PM ShmuelG Says:

Give him $100 and kill him quickly. Let him use $100 for his own funeral.

These are the people Hussein Obama decided he can't defeat and chose to cut and run?


 Apr 19, 2012 at 07:09 PM smart one Says:

How badly did He need the money?? is it a sign that the sanction in Iran is working even for terrorist. not only for the poor ppl in Iran?!?


 Apr 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM Anonymous Says:

smart one, Afghanistan and Iran are different countries.


 Apr 20, 2012 at 03:10 AM Anon Ibid Opcit Says:

Reply to #9  
smart one Says:

How badly did He need the money?? is it a sign that the sanction in Iran is working even for terrorist. not only for the poor ppl in Iran?!?

Afghanistan and Iran are not the same country. Iran is well off and Shi'ite. Afghanistan is dirt-poor and Sunni.


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