12 Nov 2011

Women executed by Taliban

5:30 pm on 12 November 2011

An Afghan woman and her daughter have been stoned and then shot dead by the Taliban in the central province of Ghazni.

Doctors and relatives told the BBC that the young widow and her daughter were accused of moral deviation and adultery.

They were dragged from their house in Ghazni city and killed.

The incident happened 300 metres from the offices of the governor, the police chief and a provincial reconstruction team.

Officials say a number of religious leaders in the city had been issuing fatwas asking people to report any one who was "involved in adultery".