A man has beheaded his wife and stabbed his sister to death with a knife in the western Herat province, said local authorities.
Officials of Herat provincial hospital also confirmed the incident and added that both brutally murdered women were pregnant when they received their bodies.
The official further informed that both pregnant women had also lost their children as the result of sever beats and attacks with the knife.
“The incident took place due to domestic violence and family disputes”, said Abdulahad Walizada, spokesman of Herat Police Chief.
He added that the man was arrested and is currently under the custody of Herat police.
Some members of Herat Provincial Council also described the incident as shocking and expressed concerns over increased violence against women across the province.
The incident of violence against women comes as there are different commemoration ceremonies are ongoing in different part of the country for marking March 08, International Women’s Day.
The event is also supposed to be marked officially in Herat province tomorrow, March 08, in Herat.