Indian author killed by unknown gunmen in Afghanistan

Posted on September 5, 2013 • Filed under: Afghanistan, Expatriate Killed

Al Jazeera reports that unidentified gunmen have shot dead an Indian author in the eastern Afghan province of Paktika, police say. Sushmita Banerjee, the writer of a popular book about her dramatic escape from the Taliban in the 1990s, was shot dead on Wednesday night, police announced on Thursday. “We found her bullet-riddled body near [a religious school] on the outskirts of Sharan city [Paktika's provincial capital] this morning,” provincial police chief Dawlat Khan Zadran told the AFP news agency. Banerjee, 49, was a fairly well-known writer whose book Kabuliwala’s Bengali Wife, about her escape from the Taliban was made into a Bollywood film in 2003. Read article

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