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Police officer who shot female MP detained

Police officer who shot female MP detained

Apr 16, 2014 - 10:23

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A security official, who shot and injured a female lawmaker in the capital Kabul last night, has been arrested, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Wednesday.

The ministry said in a statement Mariam Kofi, who represents northern Takhar province in the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon, was shot and injured after an argument with a police officer in an upscale district last night.

She was rushed to hospital and her condition was out of danger, the ministry said, adding the attacker was being interrogated in police custody.

Wolesi Jirga secretary Irfanullah Irafan also said Mariam, the older sister of another lawmaker Fauzia Kofi, was in a stable condition after she was shot in the foot.

The shooting occurred the same day gunmen kidnapped the deputy minister of public works, Ahmad Shah Wahid, as he was travelling in his car to work.

There has been no ransom demand and no group has taken responsibility for Wahid's kidnapping so far.



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