Taliban Kill 6 Members of Same Family, Including An Infant, Say Afghan Officials

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The Taliban denied any involvement, saying the attack on Saturday was triggered by a personal dispute.

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Kabul: Afghan officials on Sunday said the Taliban executed six members of the same family, including an infant girl, in a remote village in the country's north.

The Taliban denied any involvement, saying the attack on Saturday was triggered by a personal dispute.

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However, local Afghan officials said the family was accused by the Taliban of working in prostitution. The insurgents sentenced them to death for immoral acts, then stormed the house and opened fire, according to Jawed Bedar, a spokesman for Faryab province's governor.

The infant girl's mother and twin sister survived, but both of the child's legs had to be amputated, the spokesman said. He said Afghan security forces deployed to the village early Sunday and helped evacuate the two survivors to the hospital.

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He said the Taliban attacked the government troops when they arrived. The ensuing gunbattle killed three Taliban members, who Bedar said were involved in the family's killing.

The Taliban control the village in Andkhoy district where...
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