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Gunmen shoot dead five female airport workers in Afghanistan

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Woman wearing burka in Afghanistan

Woman wearing burka in Afghanistan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

PanARMENIAN.Net – Gunmen shot dead five female airport workers and their driver in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, December 17, underlining the threat to employed women in the country, AFP reports.

The women were in a van driving to the airport in the southern Kandahar province when at least three gunmen on motorcycles opened fire at them, provincial spokesman Samim Kheplwak told AFP.

“All the women and their driver aboard the van were killed. The attackers fled the area and we have launched an investigation,” he said.

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