//Cartoon row: Taliban offers 100 kg gold to kill

Cartoon row: Taliban offers 100 kg gold to kill

KANDAHAR: The Taliban have offered a reward of 100 kilograms of gold to anyone who kills persons responsible for caricatures of the Prophet. Mullah Dadullah, one of the Taliban’s most senior military commanders, also offered five kilograms of gold to anyone who killed a soldier from Denmark, Germany or Norway, the countries where the cartoons appeared. He also said that over one hundred terrorists had enlisted to become suicide bombers in Afghanistan since the appearance of the cartoons."More than 100 mujaheddin (holy warriors) have enlisted to carry out suicide attacks," Dadullah said.The targets would be "infidels", said the commander, who is believed to be close to the Taliban’s wanted leader Mullah Omar.

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