A 30-year-old woman has been beheaded in a remote Afghan village for visiting a local market alone, without her husband, local media report citing officials. The people behind the beheading have links to the Taliban.
According to Shiitenews, the woman was beheaded because she went to the market to do some shopping alone. The victim’s spouse is currently not in country and the couple has no children, he added.
The incident was also confirmed by Sar-e-Pul women’s affairs head Nasima Arezo.
“The woman was beheaded with a bayonet attached to an AK-47 after an argument with the Taliban in her remote village, which is part of the provincial capital,” Arezo said, as cited in the media.
Amani said that the armed men who killed the woman were allegedly linked to Taliban. The village of Latti is currently under the group’s control. The Taliban denied any involvement in the beheading.
No one has been arrested in relation to the incident so far.