TalibanTaliban militants have hanged to death a former district governor in southern Oruzgan province.

According to reports, insurgents went to Juma Khan’s house, ex-governor of Khas Oruzgan District, dragged him out on gun point and took him to an undisclosed location last night.

Noor Agha Kamran, spokesman for the police headquarters of Oruzgan says Juma Khan was later hang from a tree in Kala Khor area of Khas Oruzgan District.

Khamran added that security forces have been dispatched to the area to receive the dead body.

Taliban have not yet commented on the report but they have carried out such executions in the past.

Urozgan is one of the restive provinces of Afghanistan bordering Kandahar, the birthplace of Taliban.

The militant group has a strong presence in the key southern province.


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