An official said Sunday, a couple accused of adultery was stoned to death by armed militants in northern Afghanistan.

“A couple was found guilty of adultery charges during a Taliban court hearing in Qalai Sorkh area of Sozma Qala district,” said Hamid Elmi, head of media relations department in the governor’s office in northern province of Sar-i-Pol.

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Elmi said that Sozma Qala was a volatile district of the Taliban controlled province, and that the government could not do anything to alter the situation.

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Taliban extremists practice public executions as part of their legal system in the districts where they have wrested control from the central government.

Two weeks ago, a young boy and girl were publicly punished for adultery charges in central province of Ghor.

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The couple received 100 lashes each by order of a local court after they were found guilty of having illegal contact with one another. (dpa/NAN)

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