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December-21-98

U.N. to Investigate Taliban Massacres: Taliban Stages Public Execution, Lashing

The United Nations announced plans to send a five-member delegation to Afghanistan early next year in an investigation of alleged Taliban civilian massacres.

The delegation will look specifically at 1997 and 1998 killings in the northern towns of Bamyan and Mazar-i-Sharif. Taliban officials have pledged their cooperation with the investigation.

Meanwhile, Taliban officials executed a confessed murderer and gave 80 lashes to a woman who admitted to having an adulterous affair in a public ceremony Friday.

Media Resources: AFP


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