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Woman killed in Bardarash district, husband fled - police

PM:06:58:23/05/2022

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SULAIMANI — Saad Barzinji, the director of Bardarash police, said a woman was killed in the district on Monday (May 23).

Barzinji said the main suspect was the victim’s husband, who has fled. He added an investigation is underway.

NRT learned the victim was 31 years old and was the mother of five children.

Eleven women were killed in the Kurdistan Region over just the first two months of 2022, the majority by gunshot, according to Sulaimani officials cited by Al Monitor.

UNICEF announced gender-based violence increased by 125 percent between the years of 2020 and 2021, with more than 22,000 cases, according to a report by Al Monitor in March.

(NRT Digital Media)