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RWAW News, August 14, 2022

Afghanistan under Taliban a killing ground for women: Some victims of the past five months

Afghanistan under the brutal rule of the Taliban is a big prison and slaughterhouse for its women and girls.


Afghanistan under the brutal rule of the Taliban is a big prison and slaughterhouse for its women and girls. The past one year was a complete catastrophe for Afghan women in every field of life. However, Afghan women were in the forefront of the fight for justice and their rights. Despite being suppressed, tortured and jailed, they continue to voice their opposition to Taliban and their foreign masters.

We have listed few out of hundreds of women killed in the past five months that have been reported in the Afghan media:

1- On March 27, 2022, two women were killed in Badghis Province when they left their homes.

2- On April 1, 2022, 23-years-old Nafisa Balkhi, a midwife, was arrested by the Taliban in one of the private clinics of Mazar-e-Sharif city when she was going home from work with her male colleague, and she was killed for the "crime" of being with an alien man after being tortured.

3- On April 5, 2022, a woman was killed by her husband with a machete in Helmand Province. She was the mother of two children, a boy and a girl.

4- On April 5, the shot bodies of two female students were found in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif. The cause and motive of this murder is not clear.

5- On April 10, 2022, a 3-years-old girl's body was found near their home in Ningarhar Province after her abduction.

6- On April 11, 2022, a man named Farahuddin from Faryab Province killed his wife and 16-years-old daughter.

7- On April 13, 2022, in the vicinity of Mazar-e-Sharif city, a woman named Siddiqa from Daulatabad District of Balkh Province was brutally murdered along with a man. The motive of the murder is not clear, but reports indicate that they were arrested before the murder.


8- On April 14, 2022, an 18-years-old girl committed suicide and died in the vicinity of Talaqan city, Takhar Province.

9- On April 17, 2022, a woman in Kabul province killed her stepdaughter.

10- In April 2022, according to Herat hospital officials, 17 mothers died during childbirth. Officials have said that the reason is the lack of health facilities. Health officials also pointed out that this month the number of maternal deaths is very low because fewer women went to hospitals for giving birth, the actual number is much higher because women who died at home during childbirth are not counted.

11. On April 21, 2022, a woman died in Spinghar District of Ningarhar due to the explosion of a mortar head.

12- On April 30, 2022, three women were killed in the Dehburi area of Kabul city because explosion in a public bus.

13- On May 5, 2022, Khatira, a teacher in Siah Chasm District of Nimroz Province, was strangled to death by his husband.

14- On May 6, 2022, Fereshta, a student at Zawol Private University in Kabul, had a heart attack due to the fear and anxiety of possibility university gates being closed after the exams.


15- On May 12, 2022, a female teacher was murdered in Nimroz Province after being kidnapped. Her body was found in the city center.


16- On May 12, 2022, a 20-years-old girl was shot dead in Sengtakht area of Daikundi Province.

17- On May 13, 2022, a girl was murdered in Elmar District of Faryab Province.

18- On May 14, 2022, a woman was killed by her husband in Faryab Province.

19- On May 14, 2022, Gulbuddin shot dead his wife's sister, Shohra Gul, in Elmar, Faryab.

20- On May 14, 2022, Atika died in Samangan Province after her husband beat her with a stone.

21- On May 14, 2022, 15-years-old Shakila hanged herself in Waras district of Bamyan.

22- On May 14, 2022, a mother was killed and her daughter was injured in an armed attack in Jaghuri, Ghazni.

23- On May 14, 2022, Nazifa, a young girl, hanged herself in Shirintagab District of Faryab.

24- On May 16, 2022, Ayesha Gul was murdered in the city of Maimana, Faryab.

25- On May 19, 2022, a man killed his wife in Harewood District of Uruzgan.

26- On May 19, 2022, a man shot his wife to death in Trinkut City, Uruzgan Province.

27- On May 19, 2022, a man killed his wife in Kandahar.

28- On May 20, 2022, a man killed his wife with a knife and injured his two children in Aybak City, Samangan Province.

29- On June 3, 2022, the body of Rita, 33, who was beheaded by her husband, Momin, three months ago, was found after being thrown into a water well.

30- On May 31, 2022, a woman died due to a landslide in Gershik District of Helmand Province.

31- On May 30, 2022, a 17-years-old girl took her life by shooting a bullet on her head in Dasht Rashd District of Takhar.

32- On May 20, 2022, a 33-years-old woman also took her life in Rustaq District of Takhar.

33- On May 26, 2022, six brothers killed their sister who asked for her inheritance rights in Helmand.

34- On May 30, 2022, Maryam Madadi, the anchor of Radio Balkhi, was killed along with another woman in three explosions that occurred in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif.

35- On May 22, 2022, a 22-years-old woman was stabbed to death in Kohistan District of Faryab.

36- On June 20, 2022, a 17-years-old young woman from Jibrail District of Herat, was shot in the face.

37- On June 18, 2022, two women and one man, members of the same family, were killed by armed people in Maiwand District of Kandahar.

38- On June 17, 2022, Frishta was shot dead in Saghar District of Ghor Province.

39- On June 15, 2022, in Dahrwood District of Uruzgan, a midwife was killed with visible torture scars on her body.

40- On June 13, 2022, a 19-years-old woman who was seven months pregnant was killed by her husband in Maimana City of Faryab.

41- On June 12, 2022, a man beheaded his wife and three-months-old child in Helmand.

42- On June 13, 2022, a man killed seven members of his family with a knife, including his wife, five children, and his father-in-law in Nimroz Province.

43- On June 13, 2022, the deadbody of an 18-years-old woman was found in the city of Faizabad, Badakhshan.

44- On June 4, 2022, two women were hanged in Samangan.

45- On June 5, two young women and an old man were hanged in Shaberghan.

46- On June 6, 2022, Sharifa was shot by the Taliban in front of her daughter and son for having a relationship with another man.

47- On June 6, 2022, a seven-years-old girl was killed in Kapisa Province.

48- On June 7, 2022, a brother and sister were killed by the Taliban in Baghlan Province.

49- On June 6, 2022, a man killed his wife in Ghazni Province.

50- On June 12, 2022, a man killed his two wives, four sons and sister-in-law with a knife.

51- On June 25, 2022, the Taliban shot Mohammad Moradi together with his daughter and his wife in Ghor Province.

52- June 29, 2022, the newlyweds hanged themselves in Garzivan District of Faryab.

53- On June 29, 2022 a 16-years-old teenager committed suicide by shooting herself in Ishkamesh District of Takhar.

54- On July 3, 2022, a woman was killed by her husband in the 9th District of Herat Province.

55- On July 3, 2022, a 17-years-old teenager committed suicide in Giti of Daikundi.

56- On July 3, 2022, an 18-years-old teenager committed suicide in Dehrawood District of Uruzgan, because she was prevented from marrying her lover.

57- On July 3, 2022, a young woman committed suicide in Kalafgan District of Takhar due to family violence.

58- On July 4, 2022, four cases of murder of women were reported in Kapisa Province.

59- On July 4, 2022, a woman hanged herself in the 9th District of Herat City.

60- On July 5, 2022, a 21-years-old woman committed suicide with his husband's gun in Qaisar Faryab district.

61- On July 5, 2022, an 8-years-old girl was killed with an axe by her brother's wife in Logar.


62- On July 6, 2022, a 19-years-old woman committed suicide by consuming poison in Dehrawood district_Orzghan province.

63- A 35-years-old woman's body was found in Zindijan plain of Herat, her throat was slite.

64- On July 13, 2022, the body of a woman was found alive in Zindijan, Herat. This woman was stabbed in the head.

65- On July 15, 2022, a woman and two members of her family, including a child, were killed in Qargha District of Laghman.

66- On July 16, 2022, Sharifa, 35, mother of five children, was shot dead by the Taliban in Obshar District of Panjshir Province.

67- On July 16, 2022, 50-years-old Anis Gul was stabbed to death in Kapisa.

68- On July 16, 2022, Ayesha, 17, was killed by a bullet in her aunt's house after her two fingers were cut off in the city of Taleqan, Takhar.

69- On July 16, 2022, a 17-years-old girl was shot and killed while trying to take a photo with a rifle in Taleqan City, the capital of Takhar Province.

70- On July 20, 2022, Samin was killed by her brother in the 2nd District of Faizabad City, Badakhshan, for not agreeing to a forced marriage.

71- On July 20, 2022, Taliban killed a girl and her father by running over them with their car in Qarabagh District of Kabul Province.

72- On July 21, 2022, nomads attacked Sakhi's house to steal his crops and killed the man's grandmother in Shirintagab District of Faryab.

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