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Friday, June 6, 2014

Pakistani woman survives after being shot for marrying for love






An 18-year-old Pakistani has survived being shot and thrown in a canal by her family for marrying the man she loved, police said, weeks after the “honor killing” of another woman drew worldwide condemnation.

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Ali Akbar, a local police official, said Saba Maqsood had been attacked and shot by her father, uncle, brother and aunt and thrown into the waterway in the city of Hafizabad in Punjab province.

“It is an honor-related incident,” Akbar told Reuters.

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