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Taliban hang Helmand man to death on murder charges


Taliban hang Helmand man to death on murder charges

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:45

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The Taliban insurgents have hanged a man to death on murder charges in the Nawzad district of southern Helmand province, the militant group said on Saturday.

Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, the Taliban spokesman, said the slain individual named Mohammad Dawood had killed two men, one of them Mohammad Ewaz, and wounded a woman.

He said based on a decision by the group’s judicial commission, the convict was publicly hanged on Friday.

Government officials expressed unawareness about the incident. But the police spokesman, Lt. Abdul Salam Afghan, said they had received informal information about the hanging.

Sher Mohammad, a resident of Nawzad district, said the hanging verdict was issued after Friday prayers. He confirmed Dawood had sneaked into a house for theft and killed the house-owner and a guest and wounded a woman.

The insurgents sentenced several individuals to death a few months back in Farah and Helmand provinces.