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Man beheads wife in Herat

AT-KABUL: A woman was allegedly decapitated by her husband in the western Herat province, said an official in the province on Wednesday.

Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, spokesman for Herat police, said that 25-year old, Laila has been killed by her husband. Ahmadi added that the culprit has fled the scene. He said that security forces have launched a search operation to arrest the perpetrator of the act.

Laila was originally from Ghor province but was currently living in IDP camp in Shaidayee area of Herat city.

Abdul Majid, an immediate relative of the victim, urged the government to bring the culprit to the book.

Officials in Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission’s office in Herat province said that they have registered six cases of violence against women over the past month.