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UN Afghan Staff Member Killed In Kandahar


An Afghan official says a female UN worker has been shot dead by gunmen in the city of Kandahar.

A spokesman for the provincial governor of Kandahar Province said on October 12 that Toopakai Olfat -- an Afghan national -- was on her way home from the office when two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed her.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan confirmed Olfat's death in a statement, saying it was "angered by the assassination of a staff member."

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the killing.

With reporting by AP

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