Afghan female politician survives bomb attack

Bomb attached to car of Afghan female politician explodes, killing the driver.

Afghan female politician survives bomb attack


World Bulletin / News Desk

A magnetic bomb attached to the car of an Afghan female politician has killed at least one person on Tuesday, Afghan authorities said.

The driver was killed while Angiza Shinwari, a provincial council member, and her three daughters were wounded in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.

According to provincial police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal, the bomb was detonated while Shinwari was passing through the city center.

“The enemies of our country attempted to assassinate Angiza Shiwari but failed. She sustained some injuries and her daughters are in good condition,” Mashriqiwal told.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but the Taliban have conduced a series of targeted killings against government officials.

In January, they assassinated a senior judge and his two children with a bomb attached to his car.

According to the U.N., militant groups were responsible for thousands of civilian deaths in 2014.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Şubat 2015, 16:16