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Mar 20, 2017
Takhar man guns down his teenage fiancée

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Mar 19, 2017 - 20:47

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): A 17-year-old girl has been shot dead by her fiancé in northern Takhar province, officials said on Sunday.

Provincial police spokesman Maj. Khalil Aseer told Pajhwok Afghan News the girl, Zahira, was shot dead by her fiancé Naqibullah in Majnoon-Qlbars village in Takhar city late on Saturday night.

Naqibullah had fled, but police had launched a manhunt for him. What provoked the murder was unknown, he said.

Provincial Hospital Director Dr. Jamil Forotan told Pajhwok the girl’s body was brought to the hospital late on Sunday night. He said a team doctors had been appointed for forensic examination of the body.

Pajhwok tried to talk with the family of the slain girl, but a contact with them could not be established.

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