Pakistani soldier stoned to death for alleged affair

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TRIBESMEN tied a Pakistani soldier to the roof of a car and stoned him to death for ­allegedly having an affair with a local woman, government ­officials and a tribal elder have said.

The incident took place on Tuesday in Parachinar, the capital of the Kurram tribal area.

Kurram is part of Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal region, which runs along the country’s border with Afghanistan and is dominated by conservative ­Pashtun tribesmen.

The soldier, Nooruddin Aalam, allegedly began his relationship with the woman during a previous posting in the area, said a local government official.

Aalam was transferred elsewhere three months ago but returned to see the woman in recent days, said the official.

Residents allegedly caught the couple together, said a local tribal elder. Leaders of various tribes met on Monday and ­decided the soldier should be executed according to Islamic law, the elder added.

A second government official said locals took Aalam to a graveyard, tied him to the roof of a car and stoned him to death, then shot him.

The woman allegedly involved in the incident is with the family of a local tribal leader, and her fate will be decided later, said the tribal elder.