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Afghanistan Hangs Reputed Mafia Boss

Rais Khodaidad (file photo)
Rais Khodaidad (file photo)

A man described as one of Afghanistan's most notorious mafia bosses was hanged on February 28.

Rais Khodaidad, also known as Rais Saiudullah, was arrested in September and convicted of multiple counts of kidnapping, extortion, robbery, and murder and sentenced to death by a Kabul court last month.

He was hanged at Kabul's Pol-e Charkhi prison.

He was the first person executed since the new Afghan government took power.

Based on reporting by dpa and Tolo News