Unknown Gunmen Attack injured Policewoman in Helmand

KABUL: (MEP) – Local officials of southern Helmand province said that a female police officer was injured during a gun-battle with two unidentified gunmen in Lashkargah, the capital of the province on Sunday,  Tolo News reported.

“The incident took place at around 8:00am in Lashkargah, the capital of the province, when Negara was on her way to the office, and two unknown gunmen riding a motorbike shot and injured her,” said Omar Zwak, the spokesman of the Provincial Governor.

“One of the bullets hit her neck and she has been admitted to the hospital for emergency care. She is in stable condition,” said Mr. Zwak.

Negara is 50-years old and has been working for over 30 years as a policewoman in the province. Recently the Taliban had threatened her to leave her job or be killed.

Mr. Zwak added that police have launched an investigation; however, no arrests have yet been made.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Back in August, a policewoman was killed by insurgents in Helmand. Islam Bibi, was a Lieutenant, and had received a number of death threats from the Taliban prior to her assassination.

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