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Taliban arrests boy and girl for alledged eloping

The Taliban in Ghor province have has arrested a teenage boy and girl for alleged eloping.

According to a statement from the group’s security chief in the province, the couple was detained in the city of Firozkoh, the provincial capital, on Thursday. Investigations were ongoing, the statement added.

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The Taliban has previously arrested and publicly flogged men and women in Ghor and other province accused of similar crimes.