Capital punishment is a legal penalty in Afghanistan and comes in the list of nations that regains Capital punishment for serious crimes. The methods used by the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan included death by hanging or shooting. Stoning, beheading, dragging to death behind a vehicle and crushing the delinquent under a brick wall were used as methods for execution during the taliban-governed emirate between 1996 and 2001. After the recapture of Kabul by the Taliban in 2021, fears have increased of the reestablishment of hudud sentences, with reported instances of public hangings, beheadings and displaying bodies of the executed. Taliban-held areas have seen executions by stoning during the period the country was divided.
The capital offences includes the serious crimes and are largerly governed by sharia laws, along with civil laws. The capital offences includes: