A Muslim woman has been stoned-to-death for adultery, police said on Sunday, the first such incident in Afghanistan since the Taliban's ouster from power.
Amina, a 29 year-old married woman, was publicly stoned-to-death on the basis of a district court's decision on Thursday in Argo district to the west of Faizabad, the provincial capital of Badakhshan, police said.
"She has been stoned-to-death," provincial police chief, General Shah Jahan Noori, confirmed to Reuters, adding a team has been sent to the area to investigate the incident further.
Adultery is forbidden in the Muslim country and under Islamic sharia law the penalty can range from flogging to stoning-to-death.
The practice became common during the rule of hardline Taliban who controlled most of Afghanistan till late 2001 when they were ousted from power by US-led forces.
A witness, Mujibur Rahman, told Reuters that Amina was dragged out of her parent's house by local officials and her husband stoned her to death while the man whom Amina had sex with was flogged 100 times, and was then freed.