Afghanistan policewoman Malalai Kakar was murdered by Taliban gunmen last week. Photo copyright Getty Images 2008, used by permission.
Afghanistan policewoman Malalai Kakar was murdered by Taliban gunmen last week. Photo copyright Getty Images 2008, used by permission.
Afghan Policewoman Killed
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Malalai Kakar -- the hjghest ranking woman in the Afghan Police Department -- was shot and killed as her son prepared to drive her to work last week. Former NPR reporter Sarah Chase tells host Peggy Wehmeyer the Taliban has been trying to drive a wedge between the public and government and the police are closest to the people. That made Kakar an obvious target. Chase was a friend of Kakar’s and says her killing has left many in a state of despair.
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The Independent: Women who took on the Taliban ... and lost

Times Online: Kakar famous for her bravery

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