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Woman axed to death in Badghis

Woman axed to death in Badghis

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Dec 17, 2013 - 17:01

HERAT CITY (PANinfo-icon):  A woman was axed to death by her husband in an attack driven by domestic violence in the Aab Kamari district of northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Tuesday.

The governor’s spokesman, Mirwais Mirzakwal, told Pajhwok Afghan News the assailant, Habibullah, escaped after killing his spouse. Police had not been able to arrest him because the area was insecure, he said.

Asif, a resident of the area, said the wife of 70-year-old Habibullah was an aged woman.  He linked the murder to economic problems, extreme poverty and domestic violence the family suffered from.

The incident comes months after a kangaroo court ordered a woman to be stoned to death on adultery charge in the district. The judge, who issued the decree, has been arrested.

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