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Bomb Kills Afghan Women's Affairs Official

July 13, 2012

by VOA News

Afghan officials say a bomb has killed a local official with the Ministry of Women's Affairs.

Provincial authorities say the director of women's affairs in eastern Laghman province, Hanifa Sahi, was killed Friday when a bomb hidden under her car exploded in the provincial capital, Mehterlam. Her husband was also in the vehicle and sustained injuries.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Also Friday, NATO says a roadside bomb killed one of its service members in southern Afghanistan. The coalition did not give details, including the soldier's nationality.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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