Sushmita Banerjee, an Indian author whose book about escaping Taliban-ruled Afghanistan became a Bollywood movie, has been shot and killed. Sushmita, who wrote about the harsh lifestyle of women in rural Afghanistan, chose to return to the country several years ago and did health care work. According to the police chief, the Taliban came to her house, dragged her from her home and shot her 15 times. This killing is the latest in a strong of attacks against prominent women.
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