Some 400 names were copied into the ‘cc’ field of the email.
By Victoria Cavaliere / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, November 16, 2012, 3:43 PM
It was a clerical mistake that could happen to anyone. Even the Taliban.
A routine press release sent out Saturday failed to hide the email addresses of top Taliban officials, journalists and officials.
Turns out, spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid copied the Taliban email directory into the “cc” field of the email, not the “bcc” box, which would have kept the addresses hidden.
It was unclear if Mujahid faced disciplinary action over the mistake.
Some 400 names were on the email, Next Web reported. Several prominent Afghan journalists tweeted jokingly about the email mix-up after it happened.
The Taliban’s PR department is robust, sending out press releases and email updates on politics, insurgent attacks and voicing disdain over the presence of foreign troops in the country.