CNN The men surround the woman as she stands in a hole dug into the stony ground, only her head pokes above the surface. A group of people are watching the stoning as the men throw rocks with increasing speed, without betraying any visible emotion. Rokhsahana was stoned by a gathering of "Taliban, local religious leaders and armed warlords", Joyenda said. The couple were caught after two days, and the Taliban leader of the village ordered that Rokhshana be stoned to death for adultery, Joyenda said. Four of them are wearing burqas, whereas one walks comfortably among them in European-style dress.
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The ambiguity about who stoned Rokhshana perhaps reflects the fact that the Taliban is not a homogenous group. Afghanistan: In the present — A burqa-clad woman crosses the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan in September at the Kadam Safar border crossing.