Taliban kill policewoman, five of her family members in Pak

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A Muhammad

Peshawar, Jan 14 (PTI) After blowing up a number of girlschools, Taliban militants today turned their fury onpolicewomen, killing a head constable and five of her familymembers, including three children, in an attack on her home innorthwest Pakistan.

Using heavy weaponry like rockets and assault rifles,about 12 Taliban militants stormed the home of head constableShamshad Begum in the restive Hangu district ofKhyber-Pakthunkhwa province, officials said.

They first bombed her home by a rocket and then launched afrontal assault, firing indiscriminately, killing ShamshadBegum, her two sons and a daughter, and two sisters-in-law.

Shamshad Begum''s two other sons and another daughter wereinjured in the attack.

She had received several death threats from the Taliban,who are opposed to girls'' education and working women.

She recently received a letter from the militants askingher to quit her job.

Hangu district borders the lawless Kurram tribal region,where hundreds of people have died in sectarian clashes overthe past three years.

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