[Ed. – There are mixed reports on whether she succumbed to her injuries. In the meantime, the Taliban are claiming they are not responsible as though atrocities like this are beyond them.]
Taliban fighters allegedly killed a pregnant police officer in front of her husband and children at her central Afghanistan home.
Family members of Banu Negar told BBC that her face became “heavily disfigured” due to the attack.
The killing reportedly occurred Saturday after three gunmen intruded into the home, searched it and tied up family members.
And while details of the incident have not yet been confirmed, multiple reports attest that Negar was beaten and shot dead.
Graphic images circulating on social media show the body on a blood-stained carpet alongside a pair of “blood-stained screwdrivers,” prompting some reports that the tool was used to carry out the execution.
The Taliban, however, is denying involvement in Negar’s slaying, with Spokesman Zabiullah Mujaheed telling BBC that “We are aware of the incident and I am confirming that the Taliban have not killed her, our investigation is ongoing.”