Two men on Thursday were arrested in Afghanistan on suspicion of slitting the throat of a 15-year-old girl after her family refused a marriage proposal, AFP reported.

"The two men attacked her and slit her throat with a knife," police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini told AFP. "They were arrested and are in police custody."

Hussaini said one of the suspects arrested previously had courted the girl but her family declined the offer.

According to figures by Britain's Oxfam, 87 percent of Afghan women have experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence or forced marriage.

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