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Taliban hang university student in public

Taliban fighters publicly hanged a university student after accusing him of killing a senior intelligence officer, reports Aljazeera.

The militia took Faizul Rehman, a fourth-year student at Kabul Polytechnic University, from his car as he travelled home to visit his family in the Chak district of Maidan Wardak province, about 60 kilometres west of the capital Kabul on Thursday 1 December.

"They hanged him on Friday [2 December] in front of [the] public. Local elders tried to mediate to release him, but they failed," Abdul Rehman Mangal, a spokesman for the governor of Maidan Wardak, told AFP news agency. "They accused him of killing Mullah Mirwais, the head of their intelligence in the area," he said.
Full report on the Aljazeera site
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