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Afghan woman kills Taliban commander over privacy breach

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An Afghan woman shot and killed Friday a senior commander of the Taliban militant group in the northern province of Baghlan.

The shooting took place after the commander sought to enter the woman’s home in an act considered a serious breach of privacy by Afghans.

Provincial police spokesman, Jawed Basharat, said the incident took place in Khwaja Bahauddin district of the province late previous night.

Provincial police chief, General Ewaz Mohammad Nazeri, said the Taliban commander was killed after the woman opened indiscriminate fire on intruders. He added that a Taliban militant was also injured in the shooting.

Nazeri said police forces were immediately deployed to the area.

The Taliban has not made any comments about the incident so far.

In November 2014, an Afghan woman killed over two dozen Taliban militants in revenge for the killing of her son, who was shot dead before her eyes in the western province of Farah.

The woman, identified as Reza Gul, picked up arms after her son, who was leading a small group of police forces in a village in the province, was killed by Taliban militants.

Five Taliban militants were injured in the gun battle, which lasted for about seven hours.

The mother of the slain police officer was supported by her daughter and daughter-in-law in her battle against the militants.

Afghanistan is gripped by insecurity more than 14 years after the United States and its allies invaded the country as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. Although the 2001 attack overthrew the Taliban, many areas across Afghanistan still face violence and insecurity.

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