An Afghan official says that Taliban 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 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 spokesman for the provincial governor, said the victims were accused of providing the government with information from inside Taliban-held territory. Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid had no comment on the two reports.
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