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NCA Strongly Condemns Killing of Indian Author in Afghanistan

The National Coalition of Afghanistan fervently condemns the shocking and incomprehensible killing of Mrs. Sushmita Banerjee, an Indian author in eastern Paktika province on Wednesday evening. Insurgents have once again portrayed their ruthless and barbaric nature, as they targeted an innocent person who was trying to live a peaceful life with her family in Afghanistan. Mrs. Banerjee’s body was found in the outskirts of provincial capital Sharana city on Thursday morning. She was shot multiple times.

Mrs. Banerjee was a courageous woman who had endured harassment by the Taliban in the early 1990’s while residing in Afghanistan and assisting the local populace with basic medical services. She eventually wrote a book detailing her life story in Afghanistan, withstanding the Taliban’s harsh orders and eventually moving to India. Her story was made into a film.

Mrs. Banerjee was recently working as a health worker in Paktika province. The perpetrators of this most heinous and senseless crime must be held accountable for their inhumane and un-Islamic actions. The National Coalition of Afghanistan is deeply saddened by this tragic occurrence and conveys its sincere condolences and feelings of sympathy to the bereaved family members of Mrs. Banerjee.

September 6, 2013 – Kabul, Afghanistan

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The Afghan Election  The Man Who Could Upset Karzai

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