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Woman legislator survives gun attack

Woman legislator survives gun attack

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Jan 28, 2013 - 09:31

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): A woman legislator escaped unhurt in an armed attack in eastern Nangarhar province near the Pakistaninfo-icon border, a police official said on Monday.

Fareshta Anwari, a member of the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon from the province, survived the attack in Tangi area on Sunday night, the Kabulinfo-icon-Jalalabad highway commander said.

Mohammad Wali told Pajhwok Afghan News a security guard of the lawmaker was seriously wounded in an exchange of fire with the attackers.

Approached for comments, Anwari said police reached the scene after a 30-minute fire exchange between her guards and the assailants. She confirmed the injuries to the guard and damage to her vehicle.

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