A WOMAN has been killed by the Taliban for wearing tight clothes and not being accompanied by a male relative, it was reported.
The hardline group’s fighters are rampaging across Afghanistan in the wake of US and UK forces withdrawing, bringing with them their extreme and brutal interpretation of Islam.
They have banned women from leaving the house alone in areas they have conquered.
Taliban extremists shot dead the woman in the village of Samar Qandian, which is controlled by the militant group, on August 3.
Police spokesman Adil Shah Adil told Radio Azadi the victim was named Nazanin and that she was 21 years old, RFE/RL reports.
The woman was attacked after she left her house and was about to board a vehicle to travel to Balkh’s capital Mazar-e Sharif.
Balkh is a war torn region in the north, where the Taliban have been active in several areas.
But the Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid denied the group had carried out the attack.
During its 1996-2001 brutal rule the Taliban denied girls the right to go to school and women were not allowed to work outside the home.
Women had to wear a burqa and be escorted by a male relative at all times when going outside, while those accused of adultery were stoned to death in stadiums.
It comes as the Taliban recently demanded Afghans marry off their teen daughters as sex slaves to fighters in the terror group, reports claim.
A statement purporting to come from the Taliban has reportedly ordered local leaders in Afghanistan to present a list of girls, aged over 15, and widows, under 45.
As the Taliban advances, more evidence is emerging of its brutality, including executing Afghan government soldiers.
In the latest horrifying attack, graphic pictures posted online show the bloodied bodies of what is claimed to be military personnel in Kang District in south-eastern Afghanistan.
The ruthless militants have already slaughtered dozens of civilians and vowed to crush gay men to death by pushing walls on them as they plot to reinstate their strict interpretation of Sharia law across war-torn Afghanistan.
Civilians in the besieged city of Lashkar Gah were urged to evacuate as General Sami Sadat's troops manned barricades in the capital of Helmand Province.
Fears have been raised a ‘cradle of jihad’ is forming in Afghanistan as al-Qaeda terrorists join with the Taliban in attacking the central government.
It comes 20 years after US and UK forces entered the country to dislodge al-Qaeda and capture its leader Osama bin-Laden after the jihadis carried out the 9/11 terror attacks.
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