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Khaama Press, June 12, 2016

3 sisters shot dead in Logar, allegedly by Taliban militants

The registered cases of violence against women during the first six months in 1394 exceeds 2579 cases

The Taliban militants have allegedly shot dead three sisters in the central Logar province of Afghanistan, local officials said Sunday.

The officials further added that the women were shot dead in Kharwar district of Logar as they were returning to their home.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Salim Saleh said four women had gone to a hill in a village and three of them were captured by the militants as they were returning from the area.

He said one of the women managed to flee the area which is totally under the control of the Taliban militants.

The victims have been reported to be between the age of 18 to 20 year old and the local officials are saying they had no issue with anyone.

The Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

Incidents involving violence against women are not new as numerous incidents are reported usually in various provinces of the country which are mainly due to domestic violence as well as violence by the militants trying the women on adultery charges.

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in its report released late in November last year said “statistic of violence against women, obtained from the registered cases of violence against women during the first six months in 1394 exceeds 2579 cases.”

The report further added that figure was reported 2403 cases during the six months in 1393 which shows 7.32 percent increase in 1394, the last solar year.

A woman was accused of adultery and publicly executed by the Taliban in Jawzjan, Afghanistan
May 7, 2016: A woman was accused of adultery and executed by the Taliban in front of a crowd in Jawzjan province. The woman was forced to kneel before being shot point blank by a Talib.

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