Con Man Claimed to ‘Cure’ Childless Women. Blackmail Followed, Then Bodies.

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Source: The New York Times

By Najim Rahim and Mujib Mashal

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — For years, Rasool Landay went from place to place in northern Afghanistan, offering a very specialized and in-demand service: treatment for women unable to have children.

Now he is on the run.

Religious scholars and public officials have demanded his public execution. A provincial governor has offered his own armored vehicle as a reward for information.

Officials in Faryab Province say the man known as Mullah Landay — who, despite passing himself off as an Islamic cleric, had no religious credentials — led an extortion ring targeting women.

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