Woman Survives Honor Killing Attempt

    Saba Maqsood, 18, lies on a hospital bed in Hafizabad in Punjab Province June 5, 2014. Maqsood has survived being shot and thrown in a canal by her family for marrying the man she loved, police said, weeks after the "honour killing" of another woman drew worldwide condemnation. 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.  REUTERS/Yaqoob Shahzad (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) - RTR3SEHR


    Shot and thrown in a canal by her family for marrying the guy she loved, 18-year-old Saba Mqsood of Pakistan managed to survive and climb to the bank where passers-by rushed her to a hospital. Maqsood married her neighbor against her family's wishes, so her father, uncle, brother, and aunt shot her twice, threw her in a sack (thinking she was dead), and tossed her in a canal. "She is a brave girl. She came out of the canal and approached a nearby fuel station from where a rescue team rushed her to hospital," said a local police official. The latest attack comes shortly after another woman, Farzana Iqbal, was killed by family members for a love marriage. In 2013, 869 cases of honor killings in Pakistan were reported but the number is believed to be much higher.

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