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Bomb Kills Afghan Women's Affairs Ministry Official

July 13, 2012

NANGAHAR, Afghanistan -- Officials in Afghanistan say a woman who worked as a provincial director for the Ministry Of Women's Affairs and her husband have been killed in a bomb explosion.

Police say the bomb that killed Hanifa Safi, the women's affairs chief in the eastern Laghman Province, had apparently been attached to her vehicle.

A young daughter of the couple was also reported injured in the July 13 attack in the Laghman capital, Mehtarlam.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.

But officials said the attack is similiar to previous assaults by Taliban militants targeting Afghan government officials and Afghan and foreign forces.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Radio Free Afghanistan


Copyright (c) 2012. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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