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Two Afghan Students Killed For 'Spying'

  • RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan

Afghan officials say the Taliban has killed two high-school students in the northeastern Konar Province after accusing them of spying for the government.

Konar's deputy police chief, Abdul Qader Khan, told RFE/RL that the students were killed on September 20 in the Nari district.

The students were kidnapped last month.

The Taliban has not commented on the claim.

Taliban militants have a strong presence in some areas of Konar, which borders Pakistan's tribal areas.

With reporting by dpa