Five female security staff at Kandahar airport killed


Map of Kandahar in Afghanistan

Five female security staff at Kandahar airport have been killed by unknown gunmen, local officials say.

They were travelling to work at the airport on Saturday morning when two attackers riding a motorcycle opened fire on their minivan, said Samim Akhalwak, a spokesperson for the Kandahar governor.

The five women were killed, as well as their driver.

The women were in charge of searching female travellers at the airport.


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