From All Headline News:
More Afghan Women Committing Suicide By Fire
November 14, 2006 10:33 p.m. EST
Megan Shannon – All Headline News Staff Writer
The number of Afghan women committing suicide by setting fire to themselves has doubled since last year.
Officials say they are trying to escape difficult lives.
Ancil Adrian-Paul, a spokeswoman for NGO Medica Mondiale, told the BBC, “These are young girls at their most productive ages – between nine and 40 years of age.”
Cases of such suicide are reported everyday in the city of Herat and 36 cases have been reported so far this year in Kabul.
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