Taliban execute couple in Afghanistan

April 14th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Kabul, April 14 (Xinhua) Taliban militants have executed a girl and a boy on charge of eloping in the Afghanistan’s Nimroz province, an official said Tuesday.
“The tragic incident occurred in Khashrod district Monday. The Taliban in a barbaric act shot the young couple dead,” said Provincial Governor Ghulam Dastgir Azad.

He said that the boy and girl loved each other but their parents were opposed to their marriage. To get married, the couple left their homes.

The Taliban acted upon the complaints of the parents. They arrested and shot them dead, Azad said.

People in far-flung rural areas where Taliban are active often approach the militants to settle their disputes.

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