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Female Afghan lawmaker survives suicide attack, three civilians killed

Afghan security officials shift a body from the scene of a suicide car bomb attack that targeted a female legislator Shukria Barakzai in Kabul, Afghanistan

An outspoken Afghan female lawmaker survived a suicide attack on her vehicle on Sunday but three civilian bystanders were killed, a police spokesman said.

Member of parliament Shukria Barakzai is a women’s rights advocate and a close ally of new President Ashraf Ghani.

Hashmat Stanekzai, a spokesman for Kabul’s police chief, said Barakzai was slightly wounded in the attack but was in good condition. He said three civilians were killed and more than 10 were wounded.

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