women murdered in FaryabAt least two women were murdered by their family members in the latest wave of honour killings in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.

According to local security officials, the two women were murdered by their relatives in Pashtun Kot and Bulcharagh districts late on Sunday night.

The officials further added that the woman in Pashtun Kot district had married with another man by divorcing her first husband, which is believed to be the main reason behind her murder.

The provincial criminal investigation department chief Gen. Sarbuland Hasham said the woman who was believed to be 38-year-old, was shot dead by her relatives.

Sarbul and further added that the second was strangled to death by her husband since she had not given birth to a child despite a year had passed from their marriage.

He said the perpetrators behind the two murders have been arrested by police and are in custody for further investigation.


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