Afghan woman official killed in blast

Anifa Safi and her husband died when a sticky bomb attached to the couple`s car went off in eastern Afghanistan.

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2012, 09:12 AM IST

Kabul: An Afghan woman official and her husband died and 11 other people were injured when a sticky bomb attached to the couple`s car went off in eastern Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.

Anifa Safi, head of the Provincial Women Affairs` Department in the eastern province of Laghman, and her husband were killed in provincial capital Mehterlam, said police chief Sar Jang Khan.

He said the injured received non-life-threatening wounds and were being treated in a hospital.

In another incident, militants broke into the house of a police officer in Tangi Murch of Burka district in the northern province of Baghlan and killed him and his 17-year-old son, police told Xinhua.

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