Afghan officials: Taliban stone alleged adulterers to death

2017-04-17 13:04
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Kabul - An Afghan official says that Taliban militants have stoned a man and a woman accused of adultery to death.

Salim Sallhe, spokesperson for the governor of Logar province, said the incident happened on Sunday in a remote area of the Mohammad Agha district where the government does not hold authority. Sallhe says a preliminary police investigation says the stoning did not take place in public.

Elsewhere in northern Sari Pul province, officials say Taliban militants killed three women and a young boy who were accused of spying.

Zabiullah Amani, the spokesperson for the provincial governor, said the victims were accused of providing the government with information from inside Taliban-held territory.

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid had no comment on the two reports.

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