Quqnoos, October 19, 2008

Police find body of 'raped and shot' teenage girl

Body handed over to parents after police find signs the 16-year-old was raped

POLICE have found the dead body of a 16-year-old girl, who police say was raped and then shot, in the south-eastern province of Khost.

The head of the province’s anti-crime branch, Gul Dad, said the body was found on Saturday and was handed over to the girl’s parents the next day.

He said the girl’s body showed signs that she had been raped before being shot.

No post mortem was carried out on her body because the province lacks the correct facilities.

Earlier this week, police found the dead body of another woman whose throat had been slit with a knife in the same province.

In Kapisa province, clashes between coalition forces and the Taliban left one civilian dead and two others injured, police said.

Two foreign soldiers were also injured in Saturday’s attack, the head of the police said.

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