Female member of peace negotiating team came under attack

Fawzia Koofi, a female member of the government led peace negotiation team, came under attack by an unknown armed group late Friday evening, August 14, on Parwan-Kabul highway.

In a tweet posted yesterday on Aug 14, Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, head of the government led negotiating team, said that Ms. Koofi was attacked by a group of gunmen in Qarabagh district of Kabul.

Fawzia Koofi has been wounded slightly. She is in good health condition.  

Investigation is underway to find and arrest the culprits.

Meanwhile, Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, condemned the attack on Ms. Koofi and called on security agencies to identify and arrest the perpetrators.

In a tweet posted today on August 15, Shahrzad Akbar, the chairperson of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), expressed deep concern over attack on Ms. Koofi.

Former Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, in a tweet posted today, Saturday, August 14, has condemned assassination attempt on Ms. Koofi’s life, calling it an act of terror.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Fawzia Koofi has served as member of Afghan parliament too. She is one of the four female members of the 21-member negotiation team that will meet the Taliban representatives on August 16 in Doha, Qatar.  

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