woman, named as Rokhshana and aged between 19 and 21, can be heard
repeatedly and desperately professing her Muslim faith as the stones
The Tolo news agency reported that the killing took place
about a week ago in a Taliban-controlled area just outside Firozkoh, the
capital of central Ghor province.
Provincial Governor Seema Joyenda - one of
only two female governors in Afghanistan - said Rokhshana's family had
arranged for her to be married against her will.
She was allegedly
caught having pre-marital sex with her boyfriend - an act not tolerated
by many conservative Muslims in rural Afghanistan.
"This is the first incident in this area [this year] but will not be the last," Ms Joyenda told AFP.
"Women in general have problems all over the country, but in Ghor even more conservative attitudes prevail."
Rokhshana's fiance was let off with only a lashing, Ms Joyenda said.
Mob killings are not uncommon in Afghanistan.
March a woman called Farkhunda was savagely beaten and set ablaze in
central Kabul after being falsely accused of burning a copy of the
The murder triggered protests across the country and led to global condemnation of the treatment of Afghan women.