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Talibans attempted to desecrate the Gandhra Buddha statute

Talibans attempted to desecrate the Gandhra Buddha statute

By Walter Jayawardhana

Islamabad, 13 September, ( Afghan Talibans, attempted to destroy a beautiful first century Buddha statue carved into a rock in the North Western Frontier Province of Pakistan, located on the border of Afghanistan, but failed in their attempt and ended up destroying a nearby rock, Pakistani sources said. Jehanabad Buddha statuteJehanabad Buddha statute

Newspapers quoted Amir Khan as saying, âœA group of armed men arrived in the village late on Monday saying they were Mujahedeen, or Islamic fighters, and told residents they wanted to blow up the 23-foot-tall statue."We heard the sound of drilling twice and then early Tuesday morning, we heard two blasts."

- Asian Tribune -

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