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article imageSpurned suitors slit Afghan teenage girl's throat

A 15-year-old Afghan girl had her throat slit by two male relatives after her family rejected their marriage proposals, saying the teenager was too young,
In yet another case of horrific violence inflicted on Afghan women and girls by Afghan men, 15-year-old Geesa Rahim was brutally murdered by two spurned suitors. The men were both related to the teenager and lived in the same village.
The Telegraph reported two men, named as Massoud and Sadeq, were arrested following the killing. They slit the throat of the young girl as she carried water back to her village in the northern Kunduz province. Police spokesman Syed Sarwar Hosseini said: "At this stage it looks like they wanted to marry her and the father refused, so they killed her."
He went on to say "The two men attacked her and slit her throat with a knife. They were arrested and are in police custody." (Al Arabiya)
According to the Daily Mail the incidence of female suicide is increasing in Afghanistan due to male brutality and violence. There has also been a sharp rise in rapes and honour killings.
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