Sharia alert. From AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
An Afghan man killed his daughter for allegedly committing adultery, officials said on Sunday, but denied reports that she was stoned to death.
Two officials said Mohammed Aslam killed his daughter Amina on Thursday in a remote village of Badakhshan province called Gazan, about 310 kilometres north-west of Kabul.
Media reports said the woman was stoned by villagers who caught her in the home of a man other than her husband – a punishment allowed under Islamic law and more commonly reported under the former Taliban government.
But police said the reports were mistaken and that Aslam carried out the killing alone.
“With the fundamentalists and the hardline mullahs who are in that area, these things are not impossible,” said Shah Jahan Noori, the provincial police chief, told The Associated Press. “But I know that in this case she was not stoned.”