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Afghan woman beaten to death by Kabul mob is buried, women carry coffin to grave

  • Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani talks during a press conference for foreign media at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, March 21, 2015. "The Daesh character is that it is like a maneater," Ghani told reporters there, using an acronym for the Islamic State group. "It swallows its competitors. What it did to the Syrian National Army is one example." (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani talks during a press conference for foreign media at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, March 21, 2015. "The Daesh character is that it is like a maneater," Ghani told reporters there, using an acronym for the Islamic State group. "It swallows its competitors. What it did to the Syrian National Army is one example." (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

  • Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani listens to a journalist during a press conference for foreign media at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, March 21, 2015. "The Daesh character is that it is like a maneater," Ghani told reporters there, using an acronym for the Islamic State group. "It swallows its competitors. What it did to the Syrian National Army is one example." (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani listens to a journalist during a press conference for foreign media at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, March 21, 2015. "The Daesh character is that it is like a maneater," Ghani told reporters there, using an acronym for the Islamic State group. "It swallows its competitors. What it did to the Syrian National Army is one example." (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

  • Afghan women rights activists carry the coffin of 27-year-old Farkhunda, an Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob, during her funeral, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Hundreds of people gathered in northern Kabul for the funeral of Farkhunda, who like many Afghans is known by only one name. She was killed late Thursday by a mob of mostly men who beat her, set her body on fire and then threw it into the Kabul River, according to police accounts. Police are still investigating what prompted the mob assault. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghan women rights activists carry the coffin of 27-year-old Farkhunda, an Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob, during her funeral, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Hundreds of people gathered in northern Kabul for the funeral of Farkhunda, who like many Afghans is known by only one name. She was killed late Thursday by a mob of mostly men who beat her, set her body on fire and then threw it into the Kabul River, according to police accounts. Police are still investigating what prompted the mob assault. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob has been buried in Kabul, her coffin carried by women's rights activists.

Hundreds of people have gathered in northern Kabul for the funeral Sunday of 27-year-old Farkhunda, who like many Afghans is known by only one name.

She was killed late Thursday by a mob of mostly men, according to police accounts. The city's head of criminal investigation, Mohammad Farid Afzali, has said she suffered an unspecified psychiatric illness.

President Ashraf Ghani condemned Farkhunda's killing as "heinous" and ordered an investigation.

The brutality of the attack, in a country where violence against women often goes unpunished, has drawn wide condemnation — though some officials and religious leaders have sought to justify it saying Farkhunda had allegedly burned a Quran.