Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Female Afghan police official dies

Lieutenant Negara was shot by a gunman on her way to work. She was a senior officer with the Afghan police force in Helmand Province. She'd been expected to survive her injuries. That prognosis proved overly optimistic. Just two months earlier her predecessor, also a woman, met exactly the same fate. Another female officer at Negara's funeral on Monday said the Taliban had threatened to kill all women in the force. (SOUNDBITE)(Pashto) UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE POLICE OFFICER SAYING: "We've had a warning from the Taliban that they will kill all of us within three months. They said they'd kill every woman police officer in Helmand ." Such women are paying a high price for their jobs. The Taliban often targets senior female officials working for the U.S.-backed government also some attacks have been linked to conservative male relatives. The country's human rights commission says violence against women has risen sharply over the past

© DailyMotion -

Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter