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Pakistani teen blazed alive by her mom in ‘honor killing’

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LAHORE — A Pakistani mother has burnt her 16-year-old daughter alive for marrying her very own man decision, police say, before shouting on the street to neighbors that she had killed the teen for bringing shame on her family.

It was the third so-called “honor killing” in the South Asian nation in as many months, and a rare example of the crime being carried out by a woman.

Zeenat Bibi, 16, was set on fire by her mother Perveen Bibi in the eastern city of Lahore a little more than a week after the couple had acquired their marriage licence, police said.

“Perveen Bibi killed her daughter Zeenat Bibi by burning her alive around 9:00am on Wednesday,” Haidar Ashraf, a senior police official said, adding the teen had married a man named Hasan Khan on May 29.

Mr Khan’s ethnicity — he is an ethnic Pashtun, while Ms Zeenat was a Punjabi — was the main cause of the family’s disapproval, according to the woman’s family.

Ms Zeenat’s husband Mr Khan told local TV station Geo News that the pair had eloped, but he had reluctantly allowed her to return to her family home after they promised they would hold a celebration and not harm her.

He said: “After living with me for four days following our marriage, her family contacted us and promised they would throw us a proper wedding party after eight days. Then we would be able live together.

“Zeenat was unwilling to go back to her home and told me that she would be killed by her family, but later agreed when one of her uncles guaranteed her safety.

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“After two days, she called me and said that her family had gone back on their word and asked me to come to get her, but I told her to wait for the promised eight days. Then, she was killed.”

Mr Ashraf said Ms Perveen and other family members had confessed to the crime and that police had seized kerosene oil from the scene.

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5 dead as gunman attacks churchgoers in Russia

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At least five people were killed and another five were injured when a gunman attacked a crowd of people leaving a church on Sunday in Russia’s southern province of Dagestan, Russian news agencies reported.

The attack occurred in the village of Kizlyar in the Muslim-majority republic of Dagestan.

Russian news agencies said the attack occurred as churchgoers celebrated Maslenitsa, a Christian holiday marking the last day before Lent according to the eastern Orthodox calendar.

CCTV footage from the site of the deadly shooting shows a man armed with a rifle gunning down two women in broad daylight.

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A bearded man clad in a black vest and camouflage pants was seen crossing the street before opening fire on two female churchgoers as they left a service in Kizlyar in the Republic of Dagestan on Sunday afternoon. A woman walking several meters from the attacker was seen rushing away as the bloodshed unfolded.

The attacker was identified as a 22-year-old man local to the region, the TASS news agency said, citing the investigative committee.

He was shot and killed by security services who were on duty nearby, TASS said, adding that a hunting rifle, bullets and a knife were discovered on his person.

Initial reports suggested all five victims were women, TASS said, citing the local branch of the interior ministry.

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