Woman killed and burned in Kabul after allegedly burning a Koran

According to Radio Free Europe, an angry mob in the center of the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed a woman and set her body alight for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran.

Police and witnesses say the killing took place near the Shah-e Doh Shamshira shrine on March 19.

"We were watching this incident. She burned the Koran,” one eyewitness told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan.

“A lot of people gathered around the spot,” he added. “They burned her."

The head of Kabul's criminal police, General Farid Afzali, told the AFP news agency that the woman's body was then thrown into the Kabul River.

This BBSNews article was syndicated from Atheist Alliance International - Welcome!, and written by Shakak Manteq. Read the original article here.

Shakak Manteq

Shakak Manteq is from Tehran, Iran and is the founder of Iranian Atheists & Agnostics.