Mob kills and burns woman in heart of Afghan capital

March 19, 2015 5:39 PM

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KABUL (Reuters) - A mob in the Afghan capital killed a woman, set her body on fire and threw it into a muddy river in the heart of Kabul on Thursday, a police official said.

The motive for the killing, which took place in a busy area of downtown Kabul, was not immediately known, the official said, asking not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

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