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Taliban cut off hand, foot of two alleged robbers

Taliban cut off hand, foot of two alleged robbers

Apr 20, 2013 - 18:44

HERAT CITY (PANinfo-icon):  A Talibaninfo-icon court ordered cutting off a hand and a foot of two men convicted of robbery and cooperating with a security firm in western Herat province, officials said on Saturday.

The victims were then taken to a hospital in Torghondai area, a border town of Robat Sangi district, a spokesman for western zone hospitals, Dr. Mohammad Rafique Sherzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

"The Taliban detained me about 25 days ago on the charge of cooperating with a security company. Their court ordered cutting my right hand on Friday," one of the two victims, said on condition of anonymity.

The Taliban carried out the amputations in public after Friday prayers, a security official in Robat Sangi district, said, seeking anonymity.

Herat deputy police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hameedi confirmed the incident, saying the verdict was imposed under Shariahinfo-icon law.

Police have launched their investigation into the case, he said, adding no one was allowed to decide on the fate of robbers, except authorised judges.



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