Afghan woman police officer injured, husband killed in Helmand attack

at 7:57 pm
(Pic credit: TOLO News)

New Delhi (NVI): In another targeted attack, an Afghan policewoman was seriously injured while her husband was killed in southern Helmand province this morning, reports TOLO News.

According to the Afghan news website, the incident took place in PD1 of Lashkargah, capital of the Helmand province. Malala, a police employee at the police HQ, was shot at and injured while she was on her way to the office, the website quoted sources as saying. Her husband, who was also with her, was killed in the attack.

However, no group including Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Afghanistan has witnessed a series of targeted killings in the recent past, including the atrocious attack on three female media workers in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on March 2, in which they were killed. The incident took place in the downtown Jalalabad city, the provincial capital, when the three women were returning home.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility of the attack, saying that the three female journalists worked for media stations that were loyal to the “apostate” Afghan government.

The European Union has strongly condemned the targeted attacks on journalists and women in Afghanistan while calling on warring factions to end the violence in the country.

Since 1st January, 3 female media workers, 1 female physician, 2 female judges have been killed in Afghanistan in targeted manner.