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Posted on 09/06/2013 10:10:39 AM PDT by Steelfish
Escape from Taliban Author Shot Dead After Returning To Afghanistan Sushmita Banerjee, Indian woman whose book was made into Bollywood film, dragged from her home and shot by Taliban
Emma Graham-Harrison The Guardian, Thursday 5 September 2013
An Indian author famous for her dramatic account of escaping Taliban-ruled Afghanistan nearly two decades ago, and who later returned to the country, has been shot dead by the hardline group after being dragged from her home.
It was the latest in a string of attacks and intimidation campaigns against prominent women. One senator lost a daughter in a recent ambush, and a popular MP remains missing weeks after she was kidnapped on a main highway.
The author Sushmita Banerjee, who married an Afghan and lived for years in a remote rural area, became a celebrity in India when her story was made into the Bollywood film Escape from Taliban.
She chose to move back to Afghanistan several years ago and was living with her husband, Janbaz Khan, in his family home just outside the main town in Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan, where she did healthcare work.
The Taliban apparently tracked her down to her old home and burst into the compound in the middle of the night. They dragged the 45 year-old away and left the rest of the family unhurt.
"Last night around 1.30am the Taliban came to their house, broke down the door and took her alone to a different area called al-Jihad, where there is a madrassa," Daulat Khan Zadran, the provincial police chief in Paktika, told the Guardian. "After that they opened fire on her, there were 15 bullets in her body."
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NOTE TO SELF: If I ever escape from the Taliban, and write a famous book about it, do not go back to where the Taliban is.
Damn savages, all of them!!
Their monsters over there. But I cannot understand why she didn’t stay away. It’s like moving back to Nazi Germany when you’re name is Rabinowitz.
I know right!?
More sterling ratings for the moderates that kerry would fund.
Condolences to the ladies family, but I think returning to a place populated with savages that you recently excoriated in a book qualifies one for a Darwin Award.
Even Salmon Rushdie knows not to publish his whereabouts or travel to sharia-enforced countries.
About as smart as Benazir Bhutto going back to Pakistan. Some people just have a suicide wish, apparently.