China National News
Tuesday 14th April, 2009
The man, 21, and woman, 19, were shot dead on Monday in front of a mosque in the south-western province of Nimroz, because they were supposedly having an illicit affair.
The young couple had eloped because their families would not approve a marriage.
Local officials have said the killings followed a decree by local religious leaders, linked to the Taliban.
Before killing the couple, three Taliban mullahs passed a fatwa, saying that they should be shot and killed in front of a mosque.