A former female journalist who worked for the Afghan Parliament was shot and killed in Kabul, in the latest brazen attack to rock Afghanistan’s capital.
According to police spokesman, Mina Mangal who used to report for prominent TV Station Ariana News, was killed by two unidentified men on a motorbike close to her home in Eastern Kabul.
She had been on her way to work as an adviser to the parliament’s cultural affairs commission.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for Mangal’s death, and it was not immediately known why she had been targeted.
Prominent Women’s Rights Activist Wazhma Frogh said Mangal had recently written on social media that she felt her life was threatened.
The killing came during heightened focus on women’s rights ahead of a possible exit of foreign forces from Afghanistan.