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PAN, December 8, 2014

17-year-old pregnant girl found dead with face burnt by acid in Helmand province

The girl was probably killed by her family

By Zainullah Stanikzai

A pregnant girl, whose face was badly burnt by acid, has been found dead in the southern province of Helmand, an official said on Monday.

Police spokesman Maj. Farid Ahmad Obaid told Pajhwok Afghan News the body was recovered a ruined house in Bashran area late on Sunday. The victim’s identity is yet to be established.

The Bost Civil Hospital director said the victim was 17 years old and was pregnant. Nisar Ahmad Barak added the girl was stabbed before being attacked with acid.

Human rights official Bilal Ahmad Sadiqi condemned the incident and said neither Islam nor humanity allowed such barbaric acts.

He asked security organs to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice. The girl was probably killed by her family, he believed.

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