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Afghan officials: Taliban kill alleged adulterers and spies

AP  |  Kabul 

An official says that militants have stoned a man and a woman accused of adultery to death.

Salim Sallhe, spokesman for the governor of Logar province, said the incident happened yesterday in a remote area of the Mohammad Agha district where the 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 militants killed three women and a young boy who were accused of spying.

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

Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid had no comment on the two reports.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 15:13 IST