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Female journalist killed

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:37 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP):

Unidentified gunmen shot and killed an adviser to the country’s parliament in the capital Kabul on Saturday, an Afghan official said.

In eastern Ghazni province, at least seven children were killed when a roadside bomb exploded, according to a provincial official.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said that Mena Mangal, a cultural adviser for the lower house of parliament and former TV presenter, was killed when she was on her way to work around 7:30 a.m.

Rahimi said one or more assailants escaped from the scene. Kabul police have launched an investigation.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.