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Continued suicides in Afghanistan; A 19-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide in Kunar Province

Continued suicides in Afghanistan; A 19-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide in Kunar Province

Local Taliban officials in Kunar reported that a 19-year-old girl named Zakiya ended her life by shooting herself with a Kalashnikov rifle on Monday, May 15, in the village of “Atoi” in Shigal district.

Farid Dehqan, the spokesman for the Taliban police command in Kunar, did not provide further details about the motive behind this suicide or Zakiya’s family.

The Taliban also reported today the suicide of an 18-year-old boy in Qarish village of Daulat Abad district in Faryab province.

It is said that with the re-establishment of the Taliban, the number of suicides in Afghanistan has increased due to various reasons, and the young girls of Afghanistan have no more purpose in life after the school and university gates are closed.