Armed men shot, injured provincial council member in N Afghanistan

16:09, April 05, 2010      

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Unknown armed men shot and injured a female member of provincial council in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province on Monday morning, an official said.

"Unknown armed men opened fire on the car of Ms. Nida Kayani, a member of provincial council, Baghlan province this morning, injuring her and her driver," head of Baghlan's Provincial Council Rasoul Mohsini told Xinhua.

The attackers managed to escape in a corolla car, he further said.

He added that the incident occurred in the suburb of the provincial capital Pul-e-Khumri when Kayani was going to office.

Meanwhile, Director of the Health Department in Baghlan province Dr. Salim Rasouli confirmed to Xinhua that Kayani received two bullets and is in stable condition.

This is the first time that a lady politician came under armed attack in the relatively peaceful province and so far no groups or individuals have claimed responsibility.

Source: Xinhua

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