Salima Mazari, one of the first women governors in Afghanistan, has been captured by the Taliban.
Mazari took up arms to fight the Taliban. She was reportedly captured after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan.
Salima Mazari continued her fight till the surrender of Balkh province when her district of Chahar Kint fell to the Taliban.
The Chahar Kint district, with Salima Mazari as its leader, put up a brave fight against the Taliban and gave the insurgents a run for their money.
There’s no word on her current status, say reports. Salima Mazari was one of only three women governors in Afghanistan.
Mazari had recruited and trained her own militia to fight against the Taliban.
Mazari was born in Iran.
Her family was among those who fled Afghanistan during the Soviet war.