Lashkar-i-Islam (Army of Islam) activists in a Pakistani tribal area stoned and then shot dead two men and a woman for alleged adultery
Some 800 tribesmen watched the executions by the pro-Taliban Lashkar-i-Islam (Army of Islam) group yesterday in the Bara region of the Khyber tribal district on the border with Afghanistan, officials and witnesses said today.
The trio were tied up with ropes, and tribal elders and other men gathered at a patch of open ground and stoned them.
Two masked members of the hardline group then shot them with Kalashnikov rifles, witnesses said.
"The Lashkar-i-Islam men caught them and after investigations it was proved that they were guilty of adultery," a group member said.
Members of the religious group, led by cleric Mangal Bagh, raided a house on Monday and abducted the three after local residents suspected them of "illicit" activities, local residents said.
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