PAN, August 26, 2012

Girl, two boys killed for alleged adultery

By Saifullah Maftoon

A man killed his sister and two young men for allegedly committing adultery in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Sunday.

The “honour killing” took place in Pailoch area of Deh Yak district when the brother shot dead his sister along with two men for having “illicit relations,” the town’s administrative head Fazal Ahmad Tolwak told Pajhwok Afghan News. The killer escaped, but police had launched an investigation to arrest him, he said.

Ghazni National Directorate of Security (NDS) director Syed Amir Shah Sadat confirmed that three people had been killed in the district.

The man after killing the three joined the Taliban on Sunday afternoon, resident Mohammad Akbar said. Later the Taliban came and took away other brothers of the killer to be safe, he said. But security officials denied the Taliban had visited the area.

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