Taliban Kills Pregnant Woman in Front of Husband & Kids in Door-to-Door Executions
Militants execute 8-month pregnant police officer in her own home as family watches
An 8-month pregnant female police officer has been executed by Taliban militants in her own home during door-to-door executions in Afghanistan, according to reports.
Witnesses say Banu Negar was shot dead by a group of Taliban thugs as her husband and children were forced to watch.
Negar, who worked in the local prison, was killed at her home in Firozkoh, the capital of central Ghor province, amid increasing violence under the new regime.
The mother was heavily pregnant at the time of the execution on Saturday.
Speaking to the BBC, the terror group claims they had no involvement in her death and will "investigate" the incident.
"We are aware of the incident and I am confirming that the Taliban have not killed her, our investigation is ongoing," Spokesman Zabiullah Mujaheed said.
He added the Taliban has announced an amnesty for people who worked for the former administration.
Mujaheed said her death was caused by "personal enmity or something else."
Three gunmen arrived at the house and searched it before tying members of the family up and carrying out the killing.
Pictures have circulated online showing blood-spattered walls in the house and her disfigured corpse.
The Taliban has been trying to project a more tolerant and moderate image of themselves since seizing power.
But a number of incidents of horrific violence have been reported in Afghanistan under the repressive regime.
Fighters have been seen going door-to-door and hunting for Americans, former members of the Afghan security forces, and Western allies.
Earlier this week, a top Afghan female cop went on the run after suffering a "brutal beating" from the Taliban.
Gulafroz Ebtekar, believed to be 34, was a deputy head of criminal investigations in Afghanistan's Interior Ministry and is seen as a role model for Afghan women with a notable media presence.
She was singled out by the Taliban as a target at the gates outside Hamid Karzai international airport in Kabul, where she spent five nights attempting to secure a place on an evacuation flight.
She said: "I sent messages to the embassies of many countries to save myself and my family, but all to no avail."