The U.S. Embassy in Kabul reacted to the death of senior female official of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security.

“Today, we mourn the death of NDS Gen. Sharmila Frough & offer our condolences to her family. For 30 years, she served #Afghanistan. She was a role model, a founding member of the women’s security shura, & a true patriot. We thank her & all those serving their country,” the U.S. Embassy said in a Twitter post.

Gen. Sharmila, the director of the gender department of the National Directorate of Security, succumbed to injuries she had sustained in a bomb explosion.

According to informed security sources, Gen. Sharmila sustained the injuries after a magnetic bomb, planted in her vehicle, went off on Monday in Kabul city.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.

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