Taliban security officials in Paktia confirmed that a young girl committed suicide in the province.
Omar Badri, a spokesman for the Paktia police chief, told Hasht-e Subh that the incident took place on Wednesday afternoon (January 5th) in the Isa Khel area of the Ahmadabad district.
Badri added that the 17-year-old girl had also gotten married.
According to him, the girl was injured after shooting herself. She died after being taken to the hospital due to deep wounds.
Authorities blamed family problems on the incident.
Family conflicts and, in some cases, forced marriages take victims from citizens, specifically women.
Source: Hasht-e Subh Daily