Sheikh Ali district, Parwan province. Photo: Bamyan TV / YouTube

Woman forced into marriage kills herself on her wedding day

According to sources in Parwan province, a 22-year-old woman who had been forced into a marriage without her consent committed suicide on her wedding day.

The woman, who has not been named, shot herself with a Kalashnikov rifle in the village of Torij in Sheikh Ali district on Saturday.

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Forced marriage, domestic violence, and mental health problems are among the major reasons for suicide cases in Afghanistan, particularly among women and girls.