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November 29, 2008

Taliban Commander Killed by Cross-Dressing Mishap and US Fighters, But Mostly... Well, a Bit of Both, Really

He tried to escape dressed in the traditional Courageous Muslim Warrior garb, a woman's burka.

The Carmen Miranda fruit-hat was a bad choice of accessory. Sure, it showed off his hazel eyes, but at what cost?

Gunbattles and airstrikes by NATO and Afghan troops killed 53 militants in Afghanistan, including a wanted Taliban commander who tried to hide from soldiers under a woman's burqa, officials said Saturday.

The U.S. forces targeting the commander surrounded a house Friday in Ghazni province and ordered everyone inside to leave, a military statement said.

Six women and 12 children left the building, but while soldiers were questioning the women they discovered one was actually a man dressed in a burqa, the traditional all-encompassing dress that most Afghan women wear. The man, later identified as the targeted commander Haji Yakub, tried to attack the soldiers and was killed, the military said.

Read on. "Militants" are dying all over, especially when they come into contact with real militants.

Thanks to Josh.


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