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Afghanistan: Taliban say they hung 4 bodies as a warning in the Afghan city of Herat


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Taliban in Herat

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Taliban on patrol in the city of Herat on September 10.

The Taliban hung the bodies of four suspected kidnappers in public in the Afghan city of Herat, in an apparent warning, according to a member of this Islamic extremist group.

The gruesome display came a day after a notorious Taliban official warned that extreme punishments, such as executions and amputations, would be resumed.

The men were killed in a shooting after allegedly kidnapping a businessman and his son, Herat Deputy Governor Maulwai Shair Ahmad Emar said on Saturday.

The AP news agency reported that a body was hanged of a crane in the city center.


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