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A father who raped his own daughter was found guilty and sentenced to death by Herat provincial Appeal Court on Sunday, but the final judgement will be made by the High Court.
According to court officials, all the evidence and claims against the man are valid and he was sentenced him to death after his daughter Zahra asked for severest of punishments for her father.
An Isaf soldier has been shot dead and another has been wounded after an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier in southern Helmand province opened fire during a verbal clash Sunday afternoon, local officials said.
Commander of the 215 Maiwand Army Corps Said Malook said the two Isaf soldiers were both British and the shooter was also wounded in return fire.
As negotiations between Afghanistan and the United States get underway for a bilateral security agreement, US Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham said he is confident the question of whether US troops can be prosecuted in Afghanistan will be resolved.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai and other leading officials have voiced their opposition to any security pact with the Americans which allows troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014 with 'immunity' from Afghan prosecution should they commit a crime.