The Taliban are believed to have killed a pregnant Afghan policewoman, according to witnesses. On Saturday, September 4, Banu Negar was reportedly gunned down at home in Firozkoh, the capital of central Ghor province.
On Saturday, three gunmen who spoke Arabic entered their family home and searched it before tying them up, it is reported.
According to reports, her face had also been mutilated in the savage attack which left blood splattered across a wall.
BBC News reports that she was killed in front of her husband and children, who had been tied up.
Negar was eight months pregnant and worked at a prison, according to her family.
In Afghanistan, there have been rising reports of women being abused and their rights repressed by the Taliban.
Ms Negar’s relatives accuse the Taliban of murdering her, but the group denies any involvement.
According to Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujaheed, “We are aware of this incident and confirm that no one has been killed. Our investigation continues.”
Mujaheed said Ms Negar’s death must be the result of personal animosity or something else, since the Taliban had already announced an amnesty for former officials.