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Taliban Militants Stone Woman To Death In Afghanistan

Afghan officials say the Taliban has stoned to death a 19-year-old woman in the city of Firoz-Koh in Ghor Province.

Local police official Mohammad Zaman Azimi told RFE/RL on October 26 that the woman, identified only as Rokhshana, was killed the previous day. Her fiance, a 23-year-old man named Mohammad Gul, was reportedly lashed.

The couple allegedly had fled their families in a bid to find a place to be married.

Masooma Anwari, head of women's affairs in Ghor Province, expressed grave concern over the situation of women in the province.

She said the incompetence of the local government has paved the way for such incidents.