Female Doctor Shot Dead by Unknown Gunmen in Takhar, Suspected Taliban Involvement

According to local sources in the Takhar province, unknown gunmen have killed a female doctor in the area.

Sources reported on Friday, 14 April, that the incident took place in the evening on the previous day near the village of Chanzi on the Takhar-Kunduz highway as the doctor was traveling from Kunduz to Takhar.

The victim was identified as Zakera Rahmani.

Sources further stated that the unidentified gunmen stopped the vehicle carrying the doctor and opened fire on her.

Some sources, who wish to remain anonymous, claim that the doctor was targeted by the Taliban.

The husband of the victim, Dr. Sarwar, was also severely wounded in the incident.

The Taliban have warned the victim’s family not to share any details of the incident with the media.

Dr. Rahmani had been working as a midwife and obstetrician for several years at the health clinic in Chal district of Takhar and at the Shaheed Ahmad Shah Massoud Hospital in Takhar province.

This comes as last month a female health worker was mysteriously killed in Werduj district of Badakhshan province.