US, Taliban condemn Farkhanda’s lynching
Farkhanda, 27, was murdered by on Thursday after she criticised a cleric at a Do Shamshera Mosque for selling amulets.
A statement US Embassy condemned the killing of Farkhanda and asked the Afghan government to bring her killers to justice.
“We support the current efforts by the Afghan government against gender discrimination and for law enforcement,” the statement added.
Separately, the Taliban also criticized the killing of the woman. Their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid called the murder a conspiracy.
The militant movement warned those involved in murdering the woman of harsh punishment if the fighters captured them.
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