Talibans shoot pregnant Afghan policewoman: He said the Taliban would defend women’s rights and form an all-inclusive government, but was skeptical of Afghan promises and highlighted group atrocities across the country.
In the latest incident of violence against women by a strict Islamist group in Afghanistan, a pregnant Taliban Afghan policewoman was shot dead in front of her family in Ghor province. Banu Nigara was reportedly killed in front of her husband and children at her home in Ferozepur. Nigara shot dead a police officer in front of her children and husband in Ghor province at around 10 last night. Nigara is 6 months pregnant and was shot dead by the Taliban, ”Bilal Sarwari, a prominent Afghan journalist, tweeted quoting his family members on Sunday.
The Taliban have denied any involvement in the Nigara assassination. “We know about this incident and I confirm that the Taliban did not kill her. Our investigation is ongoing,” Taliban spokesman Jabiullah Mujahid told the BBC. Mujahid said the policewoman was killed because of “personal enmity or something.” He said the Taliban had already confirmed an amnesty for people who had served for the previous administration.
Witnesses told the BBC that the Taliban beat a woman to death in front of her husband and children on Saturday because she was afraid to speak out for fear of retaliation. They said three gunmen arrived at the home Saturday and searched it before tying up family members. According to a witness quoted by the BBC, they speak Arabic. Images on social media show her face clumsy and her body lying on the floor.
“Nigara a police officer was shot dead infront of her kids and husband last night at 10PM in Ghor province. Nigara was 6 months pregnant, she was shot dead by the Taliban.” Her family members says. pic.twitter.com/w5vs1Eahsq— BILAL SARWARY (@bsarwary) September 5, 2021
A civil activist in Ghor told Etilatroz that the officer was working in a provincial jail before the area fell into the hands of the Taliban.
A woman activist who took part in a protest in Kabul seeking political rights under the Taliban regime has been killed by police after she was allegedly beaten by a group of militants last Saturday. Activist Nargis Sadat was seen in the video with blood dripping down her face.
The killing of a policewoman comes just days after dozens of Afghan women staged protests in Herat, demanding rights and representation in government formation after the Taliban seized control of the war-torn country last month.
He said the Taliban would defend women’s rights and form an all-inclusive government, but was skeptical of Afghan promises and pointed to the group’s atrocities across the country.