A spokesman for Ghazni's governor, said the women, dressed in blue burqas, were shot and killed on Saturday, July 12, just outside Ghazni city in central Afghanistan. He called the two "innocent local people."Taliban fighters told Associated Press Television News the two were executed for allegedly running a prostitution ring catering to US soldiers and other foreign contractors at a US base in Ghazni city. 1st Lt. Nathan Perry, a US military spokesman, says he has never heard of allegations "anything close to that nature."
An Associated Press Television News crew was in the vicinity when the women were killed.
The crew heard gunshots and filmed from some distance in the dark.
The following day a foreign Television filmed the bodies of the two women.