Takhar, National Resistance Front: A senior member of the Taliban health department, Noor Alam, raped a midwife in a local district clinic in Takhar.
Torture, rape, and beatings of women by the Taliban in Afghanistan have become a tradition.
Noor Alam was appointed by the Taliban as the person in charge of the clinic and still holds the position.
After the incident, the Taliban threatened the woman with death if she spoke.
This week, the Taliban killed a woman in Samangan and another woman, Fatima, in Baghlan.