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30.07.2012 Mali

Islamists in north Mali stone unwed couple to death

By AFP
Islamists placed an unwed couple in two holes and stoned them to death, says a witness.  By ABBAS MOMANI (AFP/File)
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Islamists placed an unwed couple in two holes and stoned them to death, says a witness. By ABBAS MOMANI (AFP/File)

BAMAKO (AFP) - Islamists occupying the northern Mali town of Aguelhok stoned an unmarried couple to death in front of about 200 people on Sunday, two local government officials said.

"I was there. The Islamists took the unmarried couple to the centre of Aguelhok. The couple was placed in two holes and the Islamists stoned them to death," said a local government official. A second confirmed the information.

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