Witness: Taliban hang dead body in Afghan city's main square


The Taliban have hang the dead body of the main square of a city in western Afghanistan signaling a return to some of the group's harsh methods of the past brown gathered to see the gruesome display shouting their approval the man who runs a nearby pharmacy tells the Associated Press four bodies were brought to her rock city's main square one dangled from a crane while three were moved to other areas for public display he says the Taliban announced the four were caught taking part in the kidnapping and killed by police this Taliban commander says the display should alert criminals they are not safe one of the Taliban's founders told the AP earlier this week the Taliban will again carry out harsh punishments including executions and amputations as it reasserts its rule over Afghanistan I'm Ben Thomas

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