World Bulletin/News Desk
An Afghan female lawmaker and deputy, Rooh Gul Hirzad, was injured and her daughter killed on Wednesday when their vehicle came under fire by armed assailants on a highway in Maqur district of southern Ghazni province.
As Ghazni Deputy Governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi confirmed, the Afghan member of parliament had a grievous bodily harm while her 8-year-old daughter and guard were killed in the attack on Kabul-Kandahar highway.
The upper house member, Rooh Gul Hirzad, was travelling with family in a car on the highway when their car came under attack in an area situated between the Gilan and Maqur districts.
Her younger daughter and security guard lost their lives while Gul, her husband and elder daughter sustained serious injuries in the gun attack.
Ahmadi said Hirzad, who represents western Farah province in the Meshrano Jirgaand, her husband and the wounded daughter were taken to a health facility of foreign forces in Gilan in critical condition.
Elected in 2010 as an MP, Rooh Gul Hirzad heads the Defense and National Security Commissions of the 102-seated Afghan Senate.
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