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Taliban burn cell phones, computers for alleged obscenity

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Militants from South Waziristan set ablaze about 300 cellular phones and a number of computers in Wana because the devices were allegedly used to spread obscene materials, media reported December 19.

The Taliban had earlier issued leaflets in Wana in which they termed cell phones with cameras a main source of promoting obscenity and vulgarity as they allow users to share vulgar videos and photos. The militants, in their leaflets, banned use of these devices, The News International reported December 19.

On December 18, dozens of armed militants in the morning started searching vehicles and shops in Wana and seized 300 cell phones and more than a dozen computers from the tribesmen. The items were later burnt in the bazaar, the News reported.

The Taliban said they would continue to discourage the use of cell phones with cameras and computers and warned that violators would face severe punishment.

This article was originally published by Central Asia Online.

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