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Taliban publicly execute student in Wardak

AT-KABUL: The Taliban insurgents publicly hanged a university student in the central-east of Wardak province, local officials confirmed Saturday.

The victim was identified as Faizul Rahman, who was reportedly on his way to meet his family when he was captured by Taliban. He was hanged to death in accusation of involvement in the death of a senior Taliban official.

Provincial governor spokesman Abdul Rahman Mangal confirmed the incident, saying “Faizul Rahaman was a student in Kabul Polytechnic University. The Taliban captured him from Sayed Abad district Thursday and hanged him in Sewaka village of Chak district.”

He added that Taliban has killed the student in accusation of assassinating a Haqqani Network militant named Dr. Mirwais.

The official called the accusation baseless, adding the student had no relation with government too.

The Taliban militants executed a couple in northern Jawzjan province, while the militants stormed into the house of the victim in Aqcha district and there is unclear which motive were behind the incident.

Taliban insurgents publicly executed two women, one of them in an apparent honor killing, this year in northern Jowzjan province, according to officials, members of the victims’ families and a video posted online.

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