Foreigners stoned to death in Kabul

Two foreign nationals have been stoned to death in the Afghan capital Kabul, a government official has said.

    The bodies were found in an ancient garden in Kabul

    Interior Ministry spokesman Lufullah Mashal, told Reuters on Sunday the bodies of the men, one of them Swiss, were discovered in Baghe Chilstone, an ancient garden not far from the city's centre.

    "Locals informed the police and showed them the bodies and an investigation is going on as to who stoned these to death, and why," Mashal said.

    "One of them holds a Swiss passport and the nationality of the other is not known."

    Both had come from neighbouring Pakistan nine days ago, said Khalil Aminzada, deputy chief of Kabul police.

    He said the two were wearing local shalwar (baggy trousers) and long shirts as well as woollen hats.

    The two were pelted on Saturday night with bricks and stones and their bodies were being examined by local forensic experts, he added.

    SOURCE: Reuters


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Could this be Belfast's most peaceful summer?

    Could this be Belfast's most peaceful summer?

    Members of Northern Ireland's Catholic and Protestant communities reflect on the cancellation of 'marching season'.

    Analysis: The Asia-Pacific arms race has taken an ominous turn

    Analysis: The Asia-Pacific arms race has taken an ominous turn

    As China increases its military might and trust in US alliances erode, Australia and Japan are going on the offensive.

    The Chase Key: How a Black man died of dehydration in a US jail

    The Chase Key: How a Black man died of dehydration in a US jail

    The 2016 death of Terrill Thomas in Milwaukee exposes how inmates with mental illnesses fail to get adequate care.