Unidentified individuals mysteriously killed a woman in Badghis province, in northwestern Afghanistan, said Taliban local security officials.

According to the Taliban spokesman for the Police Chief Office in Badghis province, unknown individuals killed a woman on Monday, August 1, in the Jawand district of Badghis province.

According to the Taliban official, a suspect has been arrested, but further investigation is needed to determine the murderer’s motivation for killing the woman.

Earlier, another woman was mysteriously murdered in Badghis province’s Qala-e-Naw district, which is the provincial capital, in late June.

The victim was a resident of Qala-e-Naw city’s police district 4th.

In mid-July, an elderly woman, in her 50s was stabbed to death by unidentified men at her own house in Kapisa province in central-eastern Afghanistan.

Despite the Taliban’s claims that security is in place, unexplained, mysterious murders and other crimes continue in several provinces across Afghanistan.

Due to a sharp surge in family violence and interpersonal animosity, the number of reports of domestic violence and violence against women that resulted in homicides has substantially increased.

Over 100 women and girls are alleged to have been killed, abducted, or committed suicide in the last six months, according to a report by the Afghanistan International news channel.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).