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Khaama Press, July 28, 2016

Afghan woman, 22, killed for having relations with a man over the phone

Earlier a woman was shot dead by her relatives as she was trying to elope with a man in western Ghor province of Afghanistan

A 22-year-old woman was shot dead dead by unknown gunmen in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan for having relations with a man over the telephone.

The woman has been identified as Gul Jan and has allegedly been killed by the family of her husband in Pashtunkot district.

Provincial police spokesman Abdul Karim Yurish confirmed that the woman was married and the incident took place as her husband is Iran for work.

No suspect has been arrested in connection to the brutal murder of the woman so far.

The latest incident involving the murder of a woman for honor comes amid growing violence against women across the country during the recent months.

Earlier a woman was shot dead by her relatives as she was trying to elope with a man in western Ghor province of Afghanistan.

The woman was identified as Aziz Gul and was shot dead in Ahangaran area of Ghor in mid-June this year.

A teenage girl was also burnt alive by her brother’s wife in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan earlier last month, while three sisters were shot dead, allegedly by the militants in Logar province.

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.

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