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Westerners killed in Kabul stoning


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Afghan police check out the scene where the two men were found.
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KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- More details have emerged on the identities of two Western men who were found stoned to death in the Chelsatone Garden area of Kabul a day earlier.

According to a source with a non-governmental organization, both men were European -- one was carrying a Swiss passport and was born in 1976. Both were backpackers.

When the bodies of the men were found, they were dressed in local Afghan clothing and had Afghan and Pakistani currency in their pockets.

Based on their personal articles, the source said on Monday it is believed the pair traveled from Pakistan and were on their way to Iran.

"Our criminal investigation police ... found two bodies, they were killed by stones, bricks and other raw materials," Interior Ministry spokesman Lutfullah Mashal said Sunday.

"So far we do not have any information or any clue that who were behind these killings."

Dr. Ihsanullah Alemi of the Kabul Medical Technical Institute said he noted "various injuries you could see on the head caused by stones and bricks, and there are also stab injuries on the head."

"And on one body, a rope seemed to have been tightened on the neck," he said.


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