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Female police officers shot dead by Taliban militants in Afghanistan

Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers patrol at an outpost in Helmand province, Afghanistan in this December 25, 2015 file photo. The surprise withdrawal of Afghan forces from parts of Helmand province this year handed the Taliban large swathes of the volatile southern region but the move has helped its overall defence, the country's top defence official said. REUTERS/Abdul Malik/Files

Faizabad [Afghanistan]: Two female police officers have reportedly been shot dead by Taliban militants in the northern Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province.

Xinhua news agency quoted a police spokesman in the northern region Mahfozullah Akbari as saying on Thursday that the Taliban insurgents had shot dead two female police officers, who had gone to their home in Spin Gul village of Argo district on Wednesday.

However, the Taliban has not commented on the report so far.

Taliban militants had banned the education for girls and work for women outside home during their reign which collapsed in late 2001. (ANI)