Afghanistan: Top female police officer dies after gun attack

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Kabul, Sept 16: The most senior female police officer has died on Monday in a hospital in the Helmand province of southern Afghanistan, a day after she was attacked by two unidentified gunmen.

According to reports, 38-year-old Lieutenant Negar was shot in the neck by bike-borne gunmen, near police headquarters in Lashkar Gah.

The police spokesman Fareed Ahmad Obaidi said that she succumbed to her injuries at 1 am in the emergency unit of the hospital on early Monday morning.

No group has claimed responsibility for attack on Negar and no arrests have been made yet.

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Lt Negar said that she loved her job and felt it was important that women came forward to work for the police.

The outspoken Lt Negar was the  Sub-Inspector in the police criminal investigation department in ultra-conservative Helmand, since seven years.

She is said to be survived by a son and a daughter.

In a recent interview, Lt Negar said that she loved her job.

This is the third such incident when a female police officer has been killed in recent months.

In July, another top policewoman, 37-year-old Islam Bibi was killed when she was on her way to work.

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