Fear for Afghan Women's Rights as Troops Withdraw

November 24, 2014 7:34 AM

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Fear for Afghan Women's Rights as Troops Withdraw

Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barakzai says the suicide bomber who plowed into her motorcade a week ago wanted to silence a voice on women's rights with a deafening blast.

Barakzai is lucky to be alive after her attacker rammed a car full of explosives into her armored vehicle, killing three civilians and putting her in the hospital with minor injuries. Human rights groups fear that the cause to which she is committed -- bringing women into public life in the deeply c...

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