Afghan Woman Executed by Taliban

An unidentified Afghan woman was killed in her home in the southern district of Zabul by Taliban militants yesterday. A spokesperson for the Taliban said that the woman was “a spy for the Americans,” according to Reuters. According to BBC News, after shooting the woman, the assassins abducted her brother and her father.

The Taliban have pledged to derail the parliamentary elections scheduled for the end of September in Afghanistan. Last month, suspected Taliban militants wounded a female election worker when they stormed a voter registration office and fired into the air, according to Reuters.

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Reuters 8//10/05, 7/18/05; BBC News 8/10/05

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