Taliban fighters killed a policewoman in Kunduz city, provincial officials confirmed to Reporterly on Wednesday.
Hijrat Akbari, a spokesperson for the Kunduz Provincial Police, told us that a policewoman, named Saleha, was killed by the Taliban on Tuesday evening in the Shura Khak area of Kunduz city.
The 45-year-old officer was posted in the Gultapa district of the province.
Akbari said that the area where Saleha was murdered is considered insecure.
The Kunduz police have launched an investigation into the incident since the motive behind the murder is unclear.
The Taliban is yet to comment.
Saleha’s murder comes barely a month after the assassination of Fatima Rajabi, an employee of the Ministry of Interior, by the Taliban.
Rajabi had been kidnapped by the Taliban when she was travelling home and held captive for almost two weeks, before her body was found in the Andar district of Ghazni on July 26.