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Afghan diplomat charged with assaulting wife in US

Afghan diplomat charged with assaulting wife in US

An Afghan diplomat has been charged with savagely beating his 22-year-old wife during a dispute at their Queens home.
Prosecutors say the 30-year-old Mohammed Fagirad faces assault and larceny charges. He's the vice consul at the Afghanistan Consulate.
Prosecutors say that Fagirad attacked his wife Wednesday morning, slapping her face repeatedly, hitting her with a belt and then pushing her down a flight of stairs. Prosecutors say he later returned to the house, slammed his wife on the floor and began choking her. She suffered minor injuries.
Calls to the consulate seeking comment went unanswered, and no information was immediately available on whether Fagirad has a lawyer.