Surely fear becomes warranted when something like this happens. A woman was killed in northern Afghanistan after going shopping alone, something forbidden under Taliban rule.
Provincial Governor spokesman Zabiullah Amani told the Nation that the 30-year-old woman was targeted because she went out alone without her husband, who is in Iran.
The Middle East Press reported the woman had gone to the market to shop.
Under Taliban rule women are prohibited from leaving their homes unless accompanied by a close male relative.
They are also banned from working or education and are forced to wear the burqa.
This incident comes off the heels of an incident late last year that involved five female guards at an airport in southern Afghanistan. These two incidents are just a few in a long line of violent acts against women under Taliban rule. The Daily Mail elaborates on this violence, saying:
From bomb attacks to targeted or honor killings or domestic abuses, Afghan women have borne the brunt of the 15 years of conflicts during the Taliban-led insurgency as security has deteriorated and violence has increased in most parts of the country.
It would be great to see the media that constantly criticizes the statements of our President to treat the DEATH of these women in the same way.