BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA), August 22, 2017
“Woman and man shot dead by Taliban for having illicit relations”
A local eye witness told BBC that religious clerics had requested the Taliban to investigate the matter, but the Taliban fighters had killed the detained woman and man without investigation or trial
Local officials in north-eastern Badakhshan province have reported that a man and a woman had been killed by the Taliban for having “illicit relations” in Daraym district of the province.
Abdul Khaliq Aaqsaai, police chief of Badakhshan province, told BBC that the Taliban had killed the two people in Pamchyan village. According to him, the victims were both married. The woman was about 38-years-old while the man was about 25-years-old.
A local eye witness told BBC that religious clerics had requested the Taliban to investigate the matter, but the Taliban fighters had killed the detained woman and man without investigation or trial.
A Taliban spokesperson denied the report while speaking to BBC’s reporter in Badakhshan, and said that the action had probably been done in “an uprising of the people”. But the police chief of Badakhshan denied this claim and stated that security forces of the government never act against the law.
Daraym district had been one of the peaceful districts of Badakhshan which has seen Taliban activity recently. Previously, reports of cutting of hands and nose by the Taliban had been received from the area.
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