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Young Afghan Couple Killed By Taliban

Though some Taliban fighters have surrendered under a government amnesty scheme (pictured) in Herat, police still struggle to maintain control.
HERAT, Afghanistan -- Two Afghan teenagers accused of having premarital sex were killed by the Taliban in the country's western Nimroz Province.

The couple had left their hometown but were caught and brought back by the Taliban. The district's security chief, Hashem Nurzai, told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan that Afghan security forces have been unable to prevent the Taliban from gaining control of his district, Khashrod, and other districts in Nimroz.

He said the Taliban publicly put the young couple to death the same day as their "trial."