A burqa-clad Afghan pedestrian walks down an alley in the old part of Herat on April 16, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/Aref Karimi)
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The Afghan government Wednesday claimed the shooting of a female MP was the result of an undetermined personal dispute with a police officer, playing down claims by the victim's sister that it was a political attack.It was the second attack in a single day on a high-profile figure in the capital.Afghanistan's Interior Ministry, however, identified Koofi's attacker as a police officer.Fawzia Koofi said her sister had no personal disputes and saw no police in the area when the shooting began.The attack comes as many women's rights activists worry that the departure of most foreign troops at the end of this year could jeopardize the gains they have made since the 2001 U.S.-led campaign that toppled the Taliban.
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