Elderly Afghan cleric held for marrying 6­-year­-old

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Published on Jul 31, 2016 06:56 AM IST
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KABUL: An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said on Friday. Mohammad Karim, said to be aged around 60, claimed her parents gave him the girl as a “religious offering”, but the family of the girl reportedly said she was abducted.

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