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Gunmen Kill Kandahar’s Head of Women’s Affairs

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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

September 25, 2006 — The government official in charge of women’s affairs for the southern Afghan province of Kandahar has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the killing today of the provincial official, Safia Ama Jan.

Relatives say she was getting into a car in front of her home in Kandahar city and was about to go to her office when the gunmen attacked on motorcycles.

Taliban fighters have killed numerous government officials and pro-government clerics in southern Afghanistan.

Kandahar Province is at the heart of an increasingly vicious battle between Taliban fighters and NATO-led ISAF troops deployed under a UN-mandate to support Afghanistan’s central government in Kabul.


Written by afghandevnews

September 25, 2006 at 10:17 pm

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