UN condemns killing of head of department of women's affairs in Afghanistan

Ján Kubiš

The United Nations condemns in the strongest terms, the killing of Hanifa Safi, Head of the Department of Women's Affairs in Afghanistan's Laghman Province.

Ms Hanifa was killed by a car bomb on 13th of July.

According to UNAMA, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, a remote controlled IED detonated inside Ms. Hanifa's vehicle, killing her and injuring her husband, daughter and six other civilians.

Ján Kubiš, the UN's Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Afghanistan, called the killing "an outrage".

He described Ms. Hanifa as a "brave woman and a public servant dedicated to improving the situation of Afghan women."

Appointment in 2008, Ms. Safi worked tirelessly to promote and protect women's rights in Afghanistan.

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