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Taliban shoot dead female Indian author in Afghanistan

KABUL (AFP) – Suspected Taliban militants shot dead the Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, writer of a popular book about her dramatic escape from the Taliban in the 90s, in eastern Afghan province of Paktika on Wednesday night, police said.

“We found her bullet riddled body near Madrassa on the outskirts of Sharan city (provincial capital) this morning,” provincial police chief Dawlat Khan Zadran told AFP, confirming earlier reports from Indian media.


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