This is the shocking moment when a burqa-clad woman was publicly gunned down and executed in Afghanistan for her part in Taliban love triangle. Executed with an AK-47 as baying villagers cheer in delight, the 22-year-old woman named Najiba was accused of adultery with a Taliban commander.
The amateur footage of the brutal killing shows the woman, slump to the floor, as dozens of men nearby hillside cheer ‘God is Great’. The unidentified shooter, who is seen wearing an orange beret, swiftly executes her-but continues to shoot her dead body whilst walking towards it.
According to officials in Afghanistan, the killing came due to a dispute that took place between two Taliban members who had argued over the woman. Governor of Parwan province, the place where the incident took place said that the members had some kind of relation with the woman, however, to save their own face; they accused the woman of adultery.
Najiba even though was married to a hardliner Taliban militant commander; there are no indications as to whether there was any consequence for the Taliban commander she allegedly cheated on her husband with. The disturbing video of the video has been widely condemned by the Afghan government as un-Islamic and inhuman.
Despite from condemnations and protests from local and international platforms, such barbaric acts have become common in Taliban ruled areas of the country.