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Afghan woman accused of adultery shot to death by Taliban

An Afghan official says that a woman accused of adultery has been shot to death by insurgents in northeastern Badakhshan province.

world Updated: Feb 01, 2017 16:58 IST
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The insurgents had accused Amir Begum of having sexual relations with a man and killed her.
The insurgents had accused Amir Begum of having sexual relations with a man and killed her.(File photo for representation )
         

An Afghan official says that a woman accused of adultery has been shot to death by insurgents in northeastern Badakhshan province.

Ahmad Naweed Frotan, spokesman for the Badakhshan provincial governor, said Wednesday that Amir Begum was killed by Taliban insurgents late Tuesday night in Yumgan district.

He added that the insurgents accused Begum of having sexual relations with a man and killed her.

Meanwhile one civilian was reportedly killed by a rocket fired by the insurgents in southern Helmand province.

Ghulam Nabi Charkhi, head of the provincial counter-terrorism department, said three others, including a small child, were wounded in the attack in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital.

First Published: Feb 01, 2017 16:58 IST

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