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Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, Taliban spokesman, accidentally leaks mailing list

Qari Yousuf Ahmedi made a major flub Saturday when he publicly CC'ed the terror organization's entire mailing list.
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Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmedi is just as prone to technological gaffes as the rest of us, if not more so. 

Ahmedi made a major e-mail flub on Saturday when he accidentally publicly CC'ed the terror organization's entire mailing list while sending out a press release forwarded to him by Zabihullah Mujahid, another Taliban spokesperson.

The 400-person list is mostly made up of journalists, but also includes "an address appearing to belong to a provincial governor, an Afghan legislator, several academics and activists, an l Afghan consultative committee, and a representative of Gulbuddein Hekmatar, an Afghan warlord whose outlawed group Hezb-i-Islami is believed to be behind several attacks against coalition troops," ABC News reported.

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The Taliban frequently communicates via e-mail to their contacts, often to claim responsibility for attacks, the Telegraph reported

The the organization has been vocal over recent events, dismissing Obama's re-election, and mocking CIA director David Petraeus' recent admission of an extramarital affair.  

“From a Pashtun point of view, Petraeus should be shot by relatives from his mistress’s family," another Taliban spokesperson said,according to the National Post. "From a Shariah point of view, he should be stoned to death.”

Qari Yousuf Ahmedi, however, is staying mum on the subject of his BCC/CC mixup: he did not return e-mails requesting a comment, according to ABC. 

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