Police official fired amid outcry over lynching of woman in Kabul

March 24, 2015 12:22 PM

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KABUL (Reuters) - A prominent Afghan police official was sacked on Tuesday as hundreds of men and women marched in the capital to protest the lynching of a 27-year-old woman in central Kabul last week.

The official, a spokesman for Kabul's police chief, justified the killing on his Facebook page after she had been falsely accused of burning a copy of the Koran.

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