Taliban publicly execute alleged killer of trader in Nimroz
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The Taliban militants have publicly executed a man on the charge of kidnapping and killing a businessman in northwestern Nimroz province, local officials said on Wednesday.
One official, who wished not to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News the accused was executed in Hadi Faisal area between the Khashrod district of Nimroz and the Bakwatown of Farah on Tuesday afternoon.
The source identified the victim as Haidar Khan, who was accused of kidnapping and killing fuel trader Abdullah Noorzai. He gave no further details of the extra-judicial killing.
Gul Ahmad Ahmadi, a provincial council member, confirmed the incident. He said Haidar Khan was the leader of kidnappers who had abducted Abdullah Noorzai about three months ago.
Noorzai was killed one and a half month ago. Ahmadi appreciated Taliban’s action. “Murderers and criminals punished by anyone is appreciable. Punishing them can deter criminal activities,” he argued.
Meanwhile, Haji Mohammad Nader Noorzai, cousin of the victim, asked the government to arrest the criminals and punish them.
About a month ago, the Taliban arrested three people in connection with a kidnapping case. One of the captives was later killed and two others are still in their custody.
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