Pakistan: Taliban behead kidnapped British doctor

And the Obama Administration still believes they can work with the Taliban and secure an excuse for surrender a “peace deal”.

Guardian (h/t Weasel Zippers) — The beheaded body of a kidnapped British doctor working for the International Committee of the Red Cross has been found dumped by the roadside in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta.

Khalil Rasjed Dale, 60, was kidnapped by suspected militants on 5 January on his way home from work.

“The ICRC condemns in the strongest possible terms this barbaric act,” ICRC director-general Yves Daccord said in a statement. “All of us at the ICRC and at the British Red Cross share the grief and outrage of Khalil’s family and friends.”

Police discovered Dale’s head and body wrapped in plastic near a western bypass road on Sunday. His name was written on the white plastic bag with black marker.

Safdar Hussain, the first doctor to examine the body, said: “He was killed about 12 hours ago.”

Quetta is the capital of south-western Baluchistan, Pakistan’s biggest but poorest province, where Baluch separatist militants are fighting a protracted insurgency for more autonomy and control over the area’s natural resources. Pro-Taliban militants are also active in the province, which shares borders with Afghanistan and Iran.

Dale had worked for the ICRC and the British Red Cross in Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq before coming to Pakistan. He had been managing a health programme for Baluchistan for almost a year when he was abducted, the ICRC statement said.

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