This Article is From Jul 23, 2012

Afghan sisters shot dead for running away from home

Afghan sisters shot dead for running away from home
London: An Afghan man shot his two teenaged daughters dead when they returned home four days after running away with a young man, Daily Mail reported on Monday.

The father has been detained on murder charges in Nad Ali district in Helmand province, a hotbed of Taliban insurgency, provincial police spokesman Farid Ahmad Farhang said.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for the young man, who is said to be working as an interpreter with NATO forces, the spokesman said on Monday.

Relations between men and women outside marriage are strictly controlled under Islam and infringements are harshly punished by most families in ultra-conservative Afghanistan.

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