The Taliban in Afghanistan have publicly stoned to death a man and a woman over an alleged love affair, government officials said.
Sunday's execution is the first by the Taliban in the Kunduz province and follow last week's call by Afgan clerics for a return to sharia and capital punishments under Islamic law.
Hoda Abdel-hamid, Al Jazeera's correspondent in the Afghan capital, Kabul, said that a local Taliban commander confirmed that the man was a married 28 year old, while the woman was in her early twenties, engaged to marry someone else.
"The couple were brought into an open field and about 100 Taliban or supporters of the Taliban gathered and began stoning them just after a Taliban supporter read out a statement of their confession."
The incident also comes a week after officials alleged that a woman accused of adultery was flogged and executed i
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