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Midwife brutally murdered in Afghanistan

dpa
Islamabad
A young midwife has been kidnapped and brutally murdered in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif in the latest of a series of mysterious deaths that have increased since the Taliban returned to power.
The midwife, Nafisa Balkhi, was called to work on Friday but did not return home during the night, local media reported, citing her family. Her body was found in the city’s hospital on Saturday morning.
According to a Taliban official, the motive was a so-called “honour killing,” where someone - mostly a woman - is murdered usually by a family member for some perceived shame the victim is thought to have brought on the family.

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