Top policewoman gunned down in Afghanistan
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan officials say a top policewoman in the country's south has died from gunshot wounds inflicted by unknown attackers, months after her predecessor was slain.
Sub-Inspector Negar, 38, suffered a bullet wound to the neck. Helmand province government spokesman Omar Zawak and police spokesman Fareed Ahmad Obaidi said she died early on Monday.
Ms Negar, known by just one name, worked in the Helmand police's criminal investigation department in Lashkar Gah city.
She had spoken out about the need for female police officers in Afghanistan, which has seen a string of attacks on prominent women.