Taliban Accused of Killing Pregnant Police Officer

The Taliban has been accused of killing a pregnant police officer at a provincial city in Afghanistan, according to reports.

Witnesses told BBC News that Taliban militants beat and fatally shot a policewoman in front of her husband and children on Sept. 4 in Firozkoh, the capital of central Ghor province.

According to the family, three gunmen came to the house and searched it before tying the family members up. They were heard speaking Arabic, according to a witness.

The woman identified by local media as Banu Negar worked at the local prison and was eight months pregnant, according to the family.

Taliban Spokesperson Zabiullah Mujaheed told BBC News that the militant group had no involvement in Negar’s death.

“We are aware of the incident and I am confirming that the Taliban have not killed her. Our investigation is ongoing,” Mujaheed said.

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