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Afghan woman shot in head with AK-47 for allegedly murdering husband

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 10, 2016, 3:22 pm IST
Updated May 10, 2016, 3:59 pm IST
The execution took place in Afghanistan's Khanaqa district.
The execution took place in Afghanistan's Khanaqa district.  (Photo: YouTube)
 The execution took place in Afghanistan's Khanaqa district. (Photo: YouTube)

Kabul: A woman who was accused of murdering her husband was publicly shot in the head with an AK-47 weapon by Taliban militants in Afghanistan. She was convicted for the crime by a local Taliban court.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, the accused woman, dressed in burqa, was forced to kneel down on a road and executed. The execution took place in Afghanistan's Khanaqa district.

 

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The video footage shows the woman kneeling down on the floor, with Taliban militants and locals surrounding her. The men can be heard hurling abuses at the woman.

After a while, a masked executioner can be seen stepping forward with an AK-47 rifle in his hand. He approaches the woman as the crowd spreads out.

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Seconds later, the armed gunman takes aim at the woman and with just one shot - the woman falls to the ground.

 

The deputy police chief of the region said that the deceased woman could not be identified, but the execution incident was genuine.

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