Afghan Female Police Officer Dies after Gun Attack

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The top female police officer in Afghanistan's restive south died on Monday, a day after she was shot by gunmen in an attack that followed the recent killing of her predecessor, Afghan officials said.

Afghan Female Police Officer Dies after Gun Attack

Both women were gunned down on the streets of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, by unknown assassins in murders that highlighted the grave threat to women who take on public roles in Afghanistan.

"I can confirm that Nigar died in the emergency unit of the hospital this morning," provincial government spokesman Omar Zawak told AFP. "She died from a bad injury to her neck."

Nigar was earlier expected to survive after she was shot on Sunday morning by gunmen who escaped by motorbike.

She was walking near the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah when her killers struck.




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