Taliban kill 4 kidnappers and hang their dead bodies from a crane in West of Afghanistan

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The Taliban militants killed four kidnappers and hanged their dead bodies from a crane in public in western Herat province of Afghanistan.

The Taliban officials in Herat confirmed that the men had abducted a local businessman and his son.

The officials further added that the men were looking to move the hostages out of the city when they were stopped in a check post.

A gun battle ensued between the abductors and the Taliban militants which left all four perpetrators dead and a Taliban soldier wounded.

The group has said that they hanged the dead bodies of the slain abductors as a lesson for the other criminals to refrain from such activities.

This comes as the group had earlier vowed to reintroduce strict punishments, including amputations of thieves’ hands in a bid to enforce the rule of law in the country.

Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, a leading Taliban leader, informed regarding the group’s intent to bring back the brutal enforcement of law, in an interview with the Associated Press.

Turabi, who will control prisons under the new government led by Taliban, said the group will follow Islam and will implement the rule of law in the light of teachings of Quran.

“Cutting off of hands is very necessary for security,” Turabi said, claiming it was a deterrent to theft and other crime.

Turabi did not elaborate further if the group would implement the punishments in public, something which they performed while ruling Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.

However, the Saturday’s display of dead bodies in public show that the group would adopt its strict approaches, including public executions.

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