Afghan cleric and others defend lynching of woman in Kabul

March 20, 2015 3:50 PM

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KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan cleric and a police official on Friday defended the lynching of a woman in central Kabul after a mob was filmed stamping on the woman and smashing a brick on her head after she was accused of burning a Koran, Islam's holy book.

The woman's body was set on fire and thrown onto the banks of Kabul's main river on Thursday.

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