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Afghan Taliban carry out first public execution since takeover: official

Afghan Taliban carry out first public execution since takeover: official

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An Afghan man convicted of murder was executed in public on Wednesday, the Taliban said, the first confirmation of such a sentence since the hardline Islamists returned to power.

"The supreme court was instructed to implement this order of qisas in a public gathering of compatriots," said a statement from Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, referring to the "eye for an eye" justice in Islamic law.