Afghan Officer Abdul Saboor Salangi Accused of Shooting 2 Americans in Back of the Head

Abdul Saboor Salangi, 25, a junior Afghan intelligence officer with ties to a Pakistani religious school, was accused of shooting two US officials in the back of the head in the Interior Ministry Building in Kabul yesterday.
There were no known witnesses to the murders.

Salangi studied at a madrassa in Pakistan recently.

KSAT reported:

Two U.S. soldiers were gunned down last week at a base in eastern Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform.

The man who shot two military officers Saturday at the interior ministry was a junior intelligence officer with ties to a Pakistani religious school, an Afghan counter-terrorism official said.

The gunman was identified as Abdul Saboor, an employee in the ministry’s intelligence department, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.

“We believe it was 100% linked to the Quran burning because of the religious background of this junior officer. He spent two months in a Pakistani madrassa,” the official said.

The interior ministry confirmed that the gunman in Saturday’s shooting is believed to be one of its employees, whose “whereabouts are unknown.” Police “are making every effort to find him as soon as possible,” the ministry said.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the shooting Saturday.

Salangi spent time in Pakistan before being rehired at the Interior Ministry.
The Guardian has more on Abdul Saboor Salangi.

Abdul Saboor Salangi had been an ordinary policeman with a history of absenteeism who dropped out of the force and spent some time in Pakistan before returning to another police job with the ministry, said a security source who asked not to be named.

Police raided his home in a small village in the southern part of Salang district, where he lived with his mother, wife and two children.

“When the police first sent a delegation into his house for the investigation, they didn’t tell her why, so she thought her son had died and couldn’t stop crying,” said the Salang district governor, Abdulshakur Qudosi.

The two officers, reported to be a colonel and a major, were found dead in a room inside the interior ministry that was used only by foreigners and secured with combination locks. They had been shot in the back of the head.

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  • A citizen

    It’s time to start turning parts of Kabul in to rubble-strewn “parking lots.”

  • DMartyr

    As usual, muhammadans behave in the most cowardly fashion, attacking the unarmed, shooting captives in the back of the head, rampaging in massive mobs, killing those who don’t adhere to their beliefs.

    All this death and destruction over a burnt book. And not only do they feel perfectly justified in what they have done, they will continue to rampage and destroy more lives over a few pages with ink on them.

    Islam is the antithesis of all that is good and civilized. Kindness, forgiveness, tolerance – all those virtues are a weakness in islam. Until we start electing leaders who are not afraid to stand up to these savages instead of grovelling to them, this type of behavior will continue.

  • ar05075

    Obowma will grant him asylum in America.

  • Patty

    Seven U.S. military trainers were wounded on Sunday when a grenade was thrown at their base in northern Afghanistan, police said, as anti-Western fury deepened over the burning of the Koran at a NATO base.

    Despite an apology from U.S. President Barack Obama, riots raged across the country for a sixth day on Sunday against the desecration of the Muslim holy book at a NATO air base at Bagram. Some protesters hoisted the white Taliban flag.

    The Afghan Interior Ministry identified one of its employees as a suspect in the fatal shooting of two U.S. officers in its headquarters a day earlier, an attack that prompted NATO to recall its staff from ministries.

    One civilian was killed, 15 more were wounded and three policemen injured in riots near the NATO base in northern Kunduz province, where the blast that wounded the Americans took place, regional police chief Samihullah Qatra told reporters.

    NATO confirmed there had been an explosion outside one of its bases in northern Afghanistan, but declined to comment on casualties.

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  • Patty

    Execution style. Never say this coming. And how they breach security?

    Quran burning in Afghanistan leads to the deaths of two U.S. soldiers and an apology from Barack Obama!

    That’s right! For those of you who are unaware of the goings on in Afghanistan due to preoccupation with what to have for dinner, the Academy Awards or maybe the NBA All-Star game here is a brief summary!

    Two U.S. soldiers were shot in cold blood and at close range by an Afghan soldier over the inadvertent burning of a Quran, after which President Obama issued an apology to Hamid Karzai. Reread that sentence if you must but the facts won’t change!

    How could the conversation between the “allies” have gone?

    “I’m so sorry Hamid that the U.S. did something that your people believe to be so heinous as to provoke one of your soldiers to kill two of ours?”

    It’s sounds like a broken record because these types of violent protests have occurred before, but in fact the desecration of ANY religious book, symbol or artifact is wrong regardless of the religion involved!

    Coptic Christians in Egypt for example should not have to live under the constant threat of death and destruction of everything that is sacred to their religion. But they do on a daily basis and the situation only gets worse!

    The response of the Afghan people is so disproportionate to the act committed in this case that it should serve as a dire warning, and not only in Afghanistan, to the level and magnitude of the fight that the United States and our allies face.

    Once again a brief review: Two U.S. soldiers were murdered by an Afghan soldier while two other military advisers were shot in the back of the head and killed over a Quran burning , and President Obama issued an apology to Hamid Karzai.

    In addition over 25 Afghans were killed and hundreds injured in violent rioting in Afghanistan and President Obama apologized.

    Just when you think that it can’t happen again, I am speechless over the actions of this President! The apologist President!

    Will Obama be vilified by the mainstream media for what he has done?

    Will what he has done in any way impact his reelection bid?

    Do those who blindly follow this President understand in any way how he makes this country less safe through most every action he takes and decision that he makes?

    Will the Presidents actions give pause to those who continue to dump millions of dollars into his campaign coffers?

    No, no, no and no!

    While once again I may be speechless,

  • Skandia Recluse

    How does one man, alone, shoot two people in the same room, without signs of a struggle?

  • Patty

    Must See Video: This is NOT an Obama-style apology to Hamid Karzai for U.S. soldiers being murdered in Afghanistan!

  • Patty

    #7 February 26, 2012 at 11:32 am
    Skandia Recluse commented:

    Breach in Security and investigations on this matter. He should not have been able to do this and someone is responsible. Heads should roll.

  • Patty

    Why is Obama in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood?

    Answers on this link

  • jorgen

    Why on earth would an accomplice, sorry, a member of the Religion of Peace do that???

  • RWGinger

    We , ALL of the Western world, need to either go BIG or go home. But if we go home we also should understand they will come after us and with the sheer numbers they have and the huge numbers they have in Europe and even here
    we are so at risk.
    But let’s keep bowing apologizing and placating them
    as that has worked so well

  • WillofLa

    Just like when a demonstrator was asked in Egypt what he thought about the change over to Islamic revolution and the ousting of Mabarrck from office, and the man exclamed, “Obama had nothing to do with this. We have taken our country from this government in the name of Allah.” These people hate Obama, for some unknown reason since he’s one of them. But I suppose if you aren’t a active member of Islam then you aren’t doing what you ought to be doing.

    We have ceased to be accomplishing anything of value in Afghanistan. It is time to leave the country and leave those people to their own demise, which would be the way they want it. Sure our military believes they can still accomplish some degree of security for those who want a secular governance. But I can tell you right now that the security people in Afghanistan are not going to be able to keep themselves safe let alone anyone else when these people start the kind of stuff they are doing now.

    Do we want to spend anymore lives and money in a country whose reputation is that armies come there to die. “Afghanistan, the graveyard of empires!”

    Obama, the apologetic President who is really not apologetic for anything he has ever done. Why should he be? He is an Alinskyite Marxist and is doing exactly what he believes he should. And as far as his bowing goes, Rules For Radicals rule says, you look at the world as it is, not as you wish it would be. You look at the situation as it is, and then you change it into what you believe it should be. His apologies to these scumbag Arabs is just part of what he believes America should stand for, apologizing to it’s enemies both past and present with the attitude that we shouldn’t have any enemies if we are the kind of country we should be.

  • Patty

    I have wonder what a truly great president would do, Oh, let’s say, REAGAN.

    WHEN you wrap your mind around that, look at what we are suffering through, today.

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  • WillofLa

    Yeah, I know I messed up that first part. The Egyptian man was asked if he believed that Obama’s speech there a couple of days before had anything to do with the revolution beginning. That Obama was the inspiration.

    I know Obama went there knowing full well that the revolution was just about to begin, and he did believe that even though he wouldn’t get credit for starting the spark to get it going, but he wanted to “appear” as if he had some part in starting the revolution. Nothing could be furtherest from the truth!

  • Patty


    Obama caught on tape arguing against giving medical attention to aborted babies.

    Yet, polls suggest he if elections held today he would win? If Americans vote for him in November, it would be my fault, they will live with their vote, oh, how they will regret it.

  • Highlander

    The religion of peace my arse. I keep waiting for people to wake up to what we’re dealing with and face the fact that these people are pure evil, but it sure doesn’t appear that’s ever going to happen. We need to clean house in Washington and replace the dolts we have running this country with people who understand this situation before it’s too late. If we don’t, it’s only a matter of time before this violence rears its ugly head here again. One of these days, there’s going to be a chemical attack, or a bio-attack, or a blinding flash in a major city, and millions of innocent people are going to die. Sometimes I think that’s what our self-loathing, limp-wristed, anti-American liberal politicians want. They obviously despise America. I think they’re secretly hoping America will be punished, so they can feel better about themselves….

    We can only hope that if one of those unthinkable catastrophe happens, that it will take out a huge chunk of these traitorous fools. They’re obviously hell-bent on setting us up for it, so they should be the first to be punished. Then, perhaps with them out of the way, the people in America with the common sense to recognize evil for what it is and DESTROY IT will be able to take action and straighten this mess out. Apologizing to it, bowing to it. or negotiating with it just isn’t getting it …

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  • donh

    What are the odds Saboor Sabatour attended the same ” Pakistani Relgious school ” as Obama? What are the odd that school has received funding of US tax dollars from Hillary Clinton ? What are the odds Republicans will wring their hands claiming they can’t do a damn thing about it ?