Security officials inspect the scene of a suicide car bomb attack which targeted Shukria Barakzai in Kabul, Afghanistan
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Afghan MP Shukria Barakzai survives car attack

A suicide bomber has targeted a prominent female Afghan politician, killing three civilians and wounding at least 30 others in an attack on a Kabul convoy.

Shukria Barakzai, a women's rights advocate and ally of new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, was slightly injured in the attack.

She was travelling in a convoy on the way to parliament when a car reportedly tried to ram her vehicle, and the attacker detonated explosives,

  • 16 Nov 2014
  • From the section Asia
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