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Afghan Women Fear Loss of Hard-won Rights

No one ever claimed responsibility after a suicide bomber rammed into the vehicle of celebrated female parliamentarian Shukria Barakzai. She walked away from the wreckage after the Nov. 16 blast that killed three civilians and wounded 20. The Taliban often takes responsibility for suicide bombings, and Barakzai, 42, an outspoken women's rights activist, said Afghanistan's spy agency had warned her before about threats to her life from the insurgent group. But an ...

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