October 21, 2014

Female Afghan lawmaker survive gunmen attack in Nangarhar

By Sadaf Shinwari - Mon Jan 28 2013, 10:34 am

Gunmen attack female Afghan lawmaker Fareshta AnwariAccording to local authorities in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, unknown gunmen carried out a life attempt attack on a female Afghan lawmaker.

The officials further added the incident took place late Sunday evening after a number of unknown gunmen opened fire on lawmaker Frishta Anwari who represents eastern Nangarhar province in Afghan house of representatives.

A local police official speaking on the condition of anonymity said lawmaker Frishta Anwari survived the attack however one of his security guard was critically injured following the attack.

The official also added that the clashes between the security guards of the lawmaker and the gunmen continued for almost 30 minutes in Tangi area on Kabul-Jalalabad highway.

No group or individual has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack.

Nangarhar province is among the relatively peaceful region in eastern Afghanistan however militants have recently increased their activities in a number of its distircts.

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