A couple in Pakistan was executed by Taliban gunmen. The execution was caught on tape. The victims were from a remote village and accused of adultery.
warning* The video is graphic.
When the couple tried to flee when they figured out that the Taliban was planning on killing them.
A gunman coldly shot both parties leaving them to bleed in the dirt. When someone in the execution party called out that the couple were still alive the gunman came back to fire more rounds into them.
The crime that they had committed? An alleged affair.
The families were directed to remove the bodies away for burial.
The killings happened in Hangu district, in North West Frontier Province, about two hours drive from the regional capital Peshawar.
The Taliban has gained a stronghold in Pakistan handing out this type of punishment to those they chose to. As of this week the Taliban had reached within 60 miles of Islamabad, in Buner district.
The Telegraph reports:
"The Taliban are steady and confident, the government is weak and faltering," said Pervez Hoodbhoy, a professor at Islamabad's Quaid-e-Azam University and one of Pakistan's leading intellectuals.
"A Taliban victory will enslave our women, destroy Pakistan's rich historical and cultural heritage, make education and science impossible, and make the lives of its citizens impossibly difficult. Some are already contemplating an exodus."
In other Taliban news the body of Geologist Piotr Stanczak, 42, who was beheaded on February 7, has been handed over to the local administration. The Polish government is waiting details about recovering Stanczak.