Afghan Police Rescues Woman Sentenced to Death by Taliban

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 2:31:20 by
Taliban Afghanistan

The Afghan police reportedly rescued a woman from a remote village where she was sentenced to death by stoning for allegedly cheating on her husband.

The sentence was given by Taliban militants who hold informal hearings and the police rescued her from a compound according to police spokesperson, Sayed Sarwar Hussaini.

The police acted on information provided by the woman’s family after her husband handed her over to the Taliban for carrying out the stoning. The incident took place in Dasht-i-Archi, a district of the Kunduz province which still has Taliban presence. 

“The Taliban were preparing to stone her when the police reached the compound. The Taliban ran away and the woman was rescued. She´s now in police protective custody,” Hussaini further shared.

Afghanistan national police and armed forces will be left to maintain law and order in the war-torn country after US troops will be pulled out by the end of 2014. Even though Taliban strongholds have been broken and major leaders have been taken out, the militants have fled back and set up bases in more remote areas. It is believed that they have lost major public support and operations against them have been an overall success.

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