Two human rights staffs killed in Kabul IED blast

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: Two employees of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) were killed in an IED explosion that targeted their vehicle in Kabul yesterday morning, the commission said. One of the victims was a woman who was serving as a legal adviser to the commission and and victim was a driver. The incident happened in PD12 of Kabul in the Pul-e-Charkhi area in the east of the city early on Saturday morning when the two employees were headed to their office. Fatima Khalil, 24, was a donor liaison officer at Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and Jawid Folad was a driver at the organization. Kabul police in a statement confirmed that it was a magnetic IED blast. This comes almost a week after an explosion in Paghman district, Kabul province, killed four civilians, all of whom were family members of Afghan writer Assadullah Walwali. The incident happened when the family was en route to Kabul on June 19. 

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