August 15, 2020

Gunmen shoot Afghan negotiator: officials

Kabul (AFP) – A prominent women’s rights campaigner and member of the Afghan negotiating team that will hold talks with the Taliban, Fawzia Koofi, has been wounded in a gun attack near Kabul, officials said Saturday.Gunmen opened fire on Koofi and her sister on Friday when they were returning from a meeting to offer condolences in the province of Parwan, interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian told AFP.The attack took place when the two women had got out of their car to purchase something, Arian said.Koofi, a member of parliament and strong critic of the Taliban, was shot in her right hand, he…


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