Female Afghan lawmaker survives suicide attack, three civilians killed - police

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 16, 2014 2:07 AM

KABUL (Reuters) - 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.

(Reporting by Hamid Shalizi; Writing by Kay Johnson; Editing by Paul Tait)