Taleban deny involvement in Indian author's killing
KABUL (AFP) - The Taleban on Friday denied shooting dead Indian writer Sushmita Banerjee, whose murder Afghan officials blamed on the insurgent militia fighting against the government for 12 years.
The 49-year-old was dragged out of her husband's house by masked gunmen in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province late on Wednesday and repeatedly shot.
The police suggested her book, an account of her escape from the Taleban two decades ago that was later turned into a hit film, may have been the reason she was killed.
"Our investigation... indicates that the militants had grievances against her for something she had written or said in the past," provincial police chief Dawlat Khan Zadran told AFP.