AFGHANISTAN: Taliban murder 8-month pregnant policewoman in front of her family


Taliban militants have allegedly killed a pregnant police officer in the western province of Ghor, Afghanistan converging sources said Sunday.

The eight-month pregnant woman, named in local media as Banu Negar according to a BBC report, worked at a prison facility.

She was killed on Saturday in front of her husband and son, said Hassan Hakimi, an activist from the province living abroad.

Two former officials in the province, who asked not to be named, also confirmed the incident.

"We are concerned about women working for the police and other public services," Hakimi told  German news agency DPA. "The Taliban have warned them repeatedly."

The activist criticised the Islamist movement for its alleged "general amnesty", stressing that the actions of its members were in stark contrast to the words of its leaders.

Macabre photos sent to journalists depict the victim covered in blood.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Taliban, Zabiullah Mujaheed said that the leadership was aware of  the incident  but denied the Taliban were responsible for her murder, adding that the matter is being investigated.

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