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Afghan woman official assassinated

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Gunmen assassinated an Afghan women's affairs official on Monday just months after her predecessor was blown up by a bomb, police said. 

Afghan schoolgirls study at an outdoor classroom in the rural district of Laghman province on November 26, 2012. Gunmen assassinated an Afghan women's affairs official on Monday just months after her predecessor was blown up by a bomb, police said.

Nadia Sidiqi, the acting director of the women's affairs department in the eastern province of Laghman, was shot dead by two unidentified men while on her way to work in a motorised rickshaw.

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