Two hanged in Afghanistan, notes left claim they were IS

Two hanged in Afghanistan's Jalalabad, notes left claim they were part of Islamic State
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13 October, 2021
Locals found two hanged bodies in different locations, according to a Jalalabad resident.
The bodies were found by locals on Wednesday [Getty-file photo]

Two people were discovered hanged in parts of the eastern Afghanistan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday morning, with notes left by their bodies saying they had been killed for being part of the Islamic State group, according to a local source.

The source told The New Arab's Arabic sister service, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that locals found the two hanged bodies in different locations, and that they had been strung up during the night.

Mujib explained a note was left with the corpses, claiming that the two had been punished for their membership of IS.

The dead have not yet been identified.

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The discovery of the bodies followed the killing of civic activist Abdul Rahman Moaven by unknown gunmen on Tuesday.

Moaven died immediately after attackers fired rounds into his car, tribal sources told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

The city has faced a recent spate of attacks of late, largely claimed by IS.

Also in eastern Afghanistan, a pro-Taliban religious scholar was severely injured after an attack in Kandahar, a bastion of the Taliban.

Mawlawi Noor Agha Naqshbandi was stabbed by unidentified assailants, who were able to escape the scene. The Taliban took the scholar to hospital.

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Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported on Wednesday that the Taliban had yet to issue any response on what happened to Naqshbandi, who is a supporter of the hardline group.

The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August, ousting the internationally recognised government and prompting an exodus of citizens frightened of a return to the group's extreme rule in the 1990s.