Taliban Accused Of Killing Pregnant Female Police Officer

Taliban militants have been accused of killing a female police officer in the province of Ghor in central Afghanistan.

The woman was shot dead at the family home in front of relatives in Firozkoh, the capital of Ghor Province, her family told the BBC, saying that she was eight months pregnant.

Hassan Hakimi, a civil society activist from the province who resides abroad, told the German dpa news agency that the woman was killed in front of her husband and son.

“We were concerned about women who used to work for the police, at the safe house, and at the women's affairs directorate,” Hakimi said, adding that “the Taliban has warned them many times.”