Taliban militants shot and killed a pregnant police officer in front of her children and husband, the BBC reports.
The woman, identified as Banu Negar by local media outlets, was killed in front of family members outside of her family home in the city of Firozkah.
The Taliban denied any involvement in Negar’s death and said they are investigating the incident, the BBC reported.
“We are aware of the incident and I am confirming that the Taliban have not killed her, our investigation is ongoing,” spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told the outlet.
He blamed the murder on “personal enmity or something else,” adding that the Taliban announced it would grant amnesty to employees of the former US-backed government.
The BBC cites three sources that confirmed that the Taliban beat and shot Negar. Relatives provided the outlet with graphic images that showed “blood spattered on a wall in the corner of a room and a body, the face heavily