Witness: Taliban hang dead body in Afghan city’s main square

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A witness says The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan — a gruesome display that signaled a return to some of the Taliban’s methods of the past. Wazir Ahmad Seddiqi, who runs a pharmacy on the side of the square, told The Associated Press that four bodies were brought Saturday to the square and three bodies were moved to other squares in the city to be displayed. Seddiqi said the Taliban announced in the square that the four were caught taking part in a kidnapping and were killed by police. There was no immediate comment from the Taliban.

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