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Six Taliban Inmates on Death Row Hanged: Afghan Government

Six Taliban Inmates on Death Row Hanged: Afghan Government
Sun May 8, 2016 13:07:01

Six Afghan Taliban inmates on death row were hanged on Sunday, government sources said, in the first set of executions endorsed by President Ashraf Ghani since he came to power in 2014.

“In accordance with the Afghan constitution ... Ghani approved the execution of six terrorists who perpetrated grave crimes against civilians and public security,” the presidential palace said in a statement.

A government source told AFP that all six were Taliban inmates, AFP reported.

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