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Taliban execute man for killing wife in Helmand

KABUL: Taliban militants publically executed a man accused of killing his wife in the Nad Ali district of southern Helmand district, an official said on Wednesday.

The district chief, Fathullah Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News a Taliban jury found the man guilty of intentionally killing his wife and issued a fitwa ordering his execution.

The man was shot dead in front of a crowd by his father-in-law, Khan said.

A local resident, Mohammad Sadiq, said Taliban leaders and judges discussed the matter before ordering the man’s execution.

Qari Yousaf Ahmedi, a Taliban spokesman, confirmed the execution, saying the man had killed his wife few months back. He was executed in compliance with a decree issued by the Taliban judges in accordance with Islamic Law.

The local resident, Sadiq, said Taliban enforced Islamic Law on criminals, but police often released such people against bribes.

The incident comes two weeks after the Taliban executed two persons on charges of kidnappings for ransom in the Kajaki district. (PAN)

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