Afghanistan: Female Afghan Politician Targeted and Killed By Car Bomb

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Afghanistan: Female Afghan Politician Targeted and Killed By Car Bomb

Hanifa Safi, the provincial head of the Afghan ministry of women’s affairs, was killed on Friday when a bomb attached to her car exploded as she drove through the capital of Laghman province, Mehtar Lam, about 93 miles east of Kabul. The BBC reports that her husband and daughter were also injured, as well as ten civilians.

Sarhadi Zwak, the provincial governor’s spokesman, would not say to Reuters if the Taliban are thought to be involved. Zwak only said that “enemies of Afghanistan” were behind the attack.

Read the complete story at Care2, published 13 July 2012.
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