A woman in Afghanistan was killed on Wednesday by the Taliban for not wearing a burqa in public, reports say.
A picture of the alleged killing published by Fox News on Wednesday, showed a woman’s body lying in a pool of blood as several people surrounded her.
The victim was allegedly executed for going out in Taloqan, Takhar province, without a burqa.
Terrifying footage also shows a group of Taliban fighters driving down a street in a van, opening fire as they wave their flag.
The news comes as reports suggested that death squads are hunting down activists and government workers, and those who worked with western organisations, especially during the last fall of the Taliban after the September 11.
The incidents come despite the new Taliban leadership promising amnesty and pledging there will be no reprisal attacks.
Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, said the group will not seek revenge against those who had fought against it and would protect the rights of Afghan women “within the rules of Sharia law”.