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Afghanistan shooting: Yalda Waziri killed in Herat

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Gunmen in Afghanistan have killed a senior female official in the western city of Herat, police say.

Yalda Waziri, who was 25, worked for the local government.

She was shot in the head by two unknown attackers on a motorbike as she left her office in the city centre and died at the scene.

Ms Waziri is the latest in a number of senior female officials to be killed in recent months. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for her murder.

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