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Female Afghan MP survives suicide attack, 3 dead
Publish Date : 2014-11-17,  Publish Time : 00:00,  View Count : 7
KABUL, Nov 16 : A suicide bomber on Sunday attacked a vehicle convoy carrying Afghan lawmakers  including a prominent female MP, killing three civilians and injuring 22 others, officials said.
The blast, in which the attacker detonated an explosives-packed car, left the MPs' vehicles badly damaged on a main road in the west of Kabul, close to the parliament.
"Shukria Barakzai -- she is fine and suffers small injuries," interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said of the politician via Twitter.
"Three people (were) martyred and 22 people injured," he said.
Barakzai is a renowned campaigner for women's rights in Afghanistan, a stance that attracts fierce opposition from many Islamist groups and Muslim conservatives.
She has spoken about receiving regular death thre-ats, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility for Sunday's blast.     ?AFP

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