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Faryab woman shoots 2 men over attempted rape

Faryab woman shoots 2 men over attempted rape

Oct 26, 2015 - 15:17

MAIMANA/ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A woman in northwestern Faryab province shot dead a man who wanted to rape her, while an old man was killed and his son wounded as a result of an explosion in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said on Monday.

Halima, 30, resident of Garziwan district, said two men knocked at her door late Monday night and introduced themselves as her relatives. Subsequently, she opened the door to let them in.

The men wanted to sexually assault her, according to Halima, who shot one of them dead and another injured with a pistol. The body of the dead man was handed over to local elders. The injured was evacuated to the Afghan-Turk Hospital.

Deputy police chief, Col. Basharyar, confirmed the incident, saying the assailantstried to rape the woman, who shot at them in self-defence.

But the injured man rejected the allegation, saying he and his friend went out for a walk when somebody fired at them.

Separately, an old man was killed and his son wounded by a magnetic bomb explosion in Nimroz. Police chief Dilawar Shah said the pair was hit by the bomb on their way home from the bazaar.




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