KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say militants in Afghanistan have killed an Indian woman whose memoir about marrying an Afghan and life under the Taliban was made into a Bollywood film.
The killing of Sushmita Banerjee is the latest in a string of attacks on prominent women in Afghanistan, adding to fears women's rights will recede even more in this nation after U.S.-led foreign forces leave.
Provincial police chief Gen. Dawlat Khan Zadran says suspected Taliban militants arrived early Thursday morning at Banjerjee's residence in Paktika province. They tied up her husband before taking her outside and shooting her. He and another top official identified her by her local name, Sahib Kamal, but also said her last name was Banerjee.
Banerjee wrote "Kabuliwala's Bengali Wife," the basis for the 2003 film "Escape from Taliban."
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