Fe­male of­fi­cial as­sas­si­nated

Austin American-Statesman - - THE SECOND FRONT -

Gun­men killed an­other fe­male Afghan of­fi­cial in the lat­est in a se­ries of vi­o­lent at­tacks on women who pro­mote women’s rights or are in­volved in ac­tiv­i­ties out­side their tra­di­tional roles as home­mak­ers. The act­ing di­rec­tor for women’s af­fairs in the north­east­ern province of Lagh­man was shot to death by two gun­men Mon­day morn­ing as she was on her way to her of­fice. The di­rec­tor, Na­jia Sediqqi, had been fill­ing in for her pre­de­ces­sor, Han­ifa Safi, who was as­sas­si­nated in Lagh­man in July by a bomb at­tached to her car.

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