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Taliban hang five in Afghanistan as fighting rages

18 August, 2014

LASHKAR GAH: The Taliban executed five people in a busy opium market in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province and left their bodies hanging overnight after accusing them of kidnapping a businessman, officials told Reuters.

The militant group has stepped up its fight for control of the southern region since June, launching a string of attacks on government buildings, seizing territory and imposing its brand of Islamic justice. Thursday's public hanging, in the larg ... read more


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Afghan candidate casts fresh doubt over deal to share power

KABUL: Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani cast fresh doubt over a deal to share power with his rival Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday, saying the accord was ambiguous and needed clarifying.

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