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Islamic militia reportedly kills Indian writer in Afghanistan

Slaying renews fears of violence against women

KABUL — An Indian woman whose memoir about life under Taliban rule was turned into a Bollywood movie was shot dead Thursday by suspected members of the Islamist militia, officials said.

The killing of Sushmita Banerjee was the latest in a string of attacks on prominent women in Afghanistan, adding to fears that women’s rights in a country where many are barely allowed outside the house will face setbacks after US-led foreign forces fully withdraw in 2014.

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