Afghan police arrest two over India writer's murder
KABUL (AFP) - Afghan police have arrested two militants over the murder of an Indian writer whose book about her dramatic escape from the Taleban was made into a Bollywood film, an official said on Tuesday.
Ms Sushmita Banerjee, 49, was dragged out of her husband's house by masked gunmen in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province and shot dead last Wednesday.
"Police have arrested two people who have confessed to killing her," Paktika governor spokesman Mokhlis Afghan told AFP.
"They have said in their confession that they were ordered to kill the lady because the film that was made from her book was an insult to the Taliban," Mr Afghan said.