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PAN, March 2, 2014

Number of slain women rises to 32 in Jawzjan province

The civil hospital chief, Mohammad Haroon, said the postmortem report revealed she had been shot in the chest

Jawzjan province shown on Afghanistan map
Jawzjan province shown on Afghanistan map. (Photo: Wikipedia.org)

A woman was gunned down by her in-laws in Jawzjan, taking the number of women killed in the northern province this solar year to 32, police said on Sunday.

Provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani told Pajhwok Afghan News the 21-year-old married woman had been shot to death with a hunting rifle in Shiberghan, the provincial capital.

He said her spouse and father-in-law had been detained by police for interrogation.

The civil hospital chief, Mohammad Haroon, said the postmortem report revealed she had been shot in the chest.

Maghfirat Samimi, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chief for Jawzjan, Faryab and Sar-i-Pul provinces, strongly condemned the murder. She urged judicial organs to punish the perpetrators.

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