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Afghanistan: Mother and Daughter Stoned and Shot Dead


Ghazni City - 2011 (Photo: Shir Ahmad Haider)

A group of armed men have stoned and shot dead a woman and her daughter in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, security officials have told the BBC.

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The officials blamed the Taliban, who they said had accused the women of "moral deviation and adultery".

The police said two men had been arrested in connection with the murder.

The attack was only 300m from the governor's office in Ghazni city, which is on a list of places to be transferred to Afghan security control.

The incident happened on Thursday in the Khawaja Hakim area of Ghazni city, where the family lived.

Marco Werman talks with the BBC's Orla Guerin in Kabul, Afghanistan, about reports that a woman and her daughter were stoned and then shot to death Thursday by the Taliban in the city of Ghazni.