Taliban kill mullah critical of suicide attacks

Suspected Taliban terrorists killed a religious leader in western Afghanistan after he criticized the use of suicide attacks in the country, an Afghan official said Friday. Gunmen kidnapped Shamsudin Agha in Farah province's Anar Dara district on Tuesday, days after he led prayers condemning the practice of using suicide attacks as a weapon of war, said provincial police Chief Abdul Ghafar Watandar. Authorities recovered Agha's body on Wednesday night in Farah's Khaki Safed district, Watandar said. Agha was the head of the religious council of Farah's Anar Dara district, he said. In eastern Afghanistan, meanwhile, a suicide car bomber struck a police vehicle, wounding two officers, said Wazir Pacha, a provincial police spokesman.