Thursday, July 4, 2013

Afghanistan War News Updates -- July 4, 2013

Islam Bibi, 37, (right) commander of Helmand's women police officers, was shot and killed as she rode to work

Fearless Woman Who Was Helmand's Most Senior Female Police Officer Is Shot Dead After Surviving Three Assassination Attempts By Her Own Brother -- Daily Mail

* Lieutenant Islam Bibi, 37, was shot dead as she left for work in Helmand
* Police say she was gunned down as she rode on a motorbike
* Four girls, aged 10 to 12, died in Helmand as they returned home

The most senior female police officer in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, has been shot dead outside her home as four girls were killed in a separate roadside bomb as they fetched water.

Lieutenant Islam Bibi, 37, was targeted by a gunman as she rode on a motorbike with her son-in-law on her way to work on Thursday morning.

Her death came as the four girls, aged 10 to 12, were killed by a roadside bomb in Helmand as they returned home after collecting water.

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More News On Afghanistan

Officials: Bombs in Afghanistan kill 6 kids, police inspector gunned down on her way to work -- Washington Post/AP
Helmand's top female police officer shot dead -- The Guardian
Helmand province's top female police officer shot dead -- The Telegraph
Female Police Officer, Young Girls Killed in Afghanistan -- Voice of America
Female Afghan police officer 'shot dead' -- FOX News/AFP
Top female Afghan official killed in ambush -- UPI
Afghan officials: Roadside bombs kill 6 children -- AP
Gunmen kidnap aid workers in Herat province of Afghanistan -- Khaama Press
Afghanistan military forces fighting in mountainous border still face aggressive fight -- AP
Hard fight remains in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province -- USA Today
Study: Drones Killed 10 Times More Civilians Than Manned Aircrafts In Afghanistan -- CBS
Afghan Court Reverses Convictions in Torture of Girl -- New York Times
Credible 2014 elections vital to progress on Afghan transition – deputy UN chief -- UN News Centre
West demands more progress from Afghanistan in return for aid -- The Guardian
Donors express worry over Afghan graft -- AP
Analysis: Time for a new poppy policy in Afghanistan -- IRIN
Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham make surprise stop to Afghanistan on July Fourth to visit troops -- New York Daily News
Arizona Senator McCain visits American troops in Kabul for 4th of July holiday -- Washington Post/AP

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