Woman Beheaded in Afghanistan for Shopping Without Husband

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A woman was beheaded by a gang of armed men in Afghanistan because she went shopping without her husband.

The 30-year-old woman entered the Taliban controlled village of Latti in Sar-e-Pul province. According to the Middle East Press, the woman had gone to a market there to shop.  While at the market she was approached by a group of armed men who later beheaded her.

Taliban rules prohibit any woman from leaving their homes without the company of a male who is a close relative.

The Provincial Governor spokesman Zabiullah Amani stated that “the 30-year-old woman was targeted because she went out alone without her husband, who is in Iran.”

screen-shot-2016-12-28-at-8-48-15-amThe Taliban have banned women from working, attaining an education, and being in public without wearing a burqa.

Afghan women have fallen victim to the 15-years of conflicts during the Taliban-led insurgency.  During that time police security has weakened and violence has increased. Women have suffered from bomb attacks, honor killings, assassinations, and domestic abuses.

Last month, five female Afghan guards working at the airport in southern Kandahar were killed by gunmen who rode up to their van on motorcycles and began firing at them. All five women were killed along with their driver.

The Taliban has denied any involvement in this attack.

 H/T: The DailyMail.couk

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