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December 18, 2016

Five female workers, driver killed in Afghanistan

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December 18, 2016

KABUL: Five female airport workers along with a driver were killed after gunmen fired bullets on their vehicle in Kandahar city on Saturday.

"The firing occurred at around 5.30 am in Deh Khoja locality of the city. The victims were traveling to office before their minibus came under attack in the city," Samim Khpalwak, provincial government spokesman, told Xinhua.

The attackers fled the scene shortly after the firing and an investigation has been launched into the incident.

He said a pursuit operation had been launched against the fleeing rebels.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility. However, the official blamed "the enemies of peace and stability", a term referring to the Taliban, for the attack.

The Taliban outfit had banned education for girls and confined women to house during their six-year reign that collapsed in late 2001.

Violence has been on the rise since the drawdown of foreign military forces over the past two years as the Afghan security forces struggle against a surge in attacks by anti-government fighters. 

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