Taliban lash young girl & boy in northern Afghanistan
The Taliban group lashed young girl and boy in the north
of the country, said local officials.
Abdul Karim Yourish, spokesperson for police chief of
Faryab province, said that the 17-year old Zahra eloped on Friday evening to
get in the house of the 20-year old Mohammad Rafiq.
Zahra, who was engaged to a different person, had romance
with Mohammad Rafiq. The Taliban caught the young lovers and held a kangaroo
court, in which each were sentenced to 50 lashes in Qare-yee village of Almar district
of the province.
The Taliban group controls the area where the young
The Taliban insurgent controls swaths of the province and
the group hold kangaroo courts in the province.