Unknown killers shot the female sub-inspector in the latest attack targeting Afghan women in positions of authority.
A top policewoman in southern Afghanistan has died after being shot by unknown attackers, months after her predecessor was also slain in similar circumstances.
Sub-Inspector Negara, who like many Afghans goes by one name, was buying grass for her lambs outside her home on Sunday when two gunmen drove up on a motorbike and shot her in the neck, said Omar Zawak, a spokesman for the governor of Helmand province.
Doctors tried to save her, but police spokesman Fareed Ahmad Obaidi said she died at 1am on Monday. Zawak also confirmed her death.
Kandahar government spokesperson, Javid Faisal told Al Jazeera that Negara had believed what she was doing was important for all women in Helmand province.
"She was the top when it comes to the female police force in Helmand. She has also worked during Dr Najibullah regime in Afghanistan," Faisal said.
Indian female health worker killed in Paktika, Afghanistan
Sept. 5th, 2013 SHARANA: The Taliban allegedly killed a female Indian health worker and writer, whose stories once inspired Indian producers to make a film on the women’s situation in Afghanistan, in southeastern Paktika province, police said on Thursday.
Gunmen kidnapped the woman, Sahib Kamala, last night from the Sray Kala area on the outskirts of Sharan, the provincial capital. She was found dead on Thursday morning, said Police Chief Brig. Gen. Daulat Khan Zadran.
He said an investigation into the incident had been opened, but the killers remained at large.
Women’s Affairs Director Bibi Hawa Khoshiwal confirmed the incident, saying Kamala was a volunteer health worker, who had no connection with any group or the government.
Strongly condemning the kidnap-murder incident, she urged security organs to ensure those responsible were brought to justice.
A resident of the village, declining to be identified, said Kamala was an Indian citizen. She had been living with her husband in the Sray Kala village after their marriage. Jan Baz married Kamala after she converted to Islam, the resident said.
KABUL, Afghanistan - A female senator and her husband were injured and their daughter killed Wednesday when they were ambushed on a section of highway prone to Taliban attacks.
Roh Gul Khairzad, 39, was wounded as the family traveled from the Afghan capital, Kabul, to her home in Nimroz province, according to Fazal Ahmad Sabawoon, a spokesman for Ghazni Province where the attack happened.
The politician and her husband were taken to the Muqur District Clinic for treatment but her daughter and the family’s bodyguard were killed, Sabawoon said.
He did not have information on the age of the dead girl, but another senator, Mohammad Alam, told The Associated Press that the girl was eight years old.