Top Woman Cop Slain
Filed Under: World | Posted: 09/28/2008 at 1:44AM
Comments | Region: Afghanistan
The attackers ambushed Ms Kakar outside her house as she was leaving for work in her car.
The head of the city’s department of crimes against women, Ms Kakar was shot in the head. Her son, who was with her, was severely injured and is now in a coma.
Ms Kakar joined
Ms Kakar has over the years become one of the country’s most high profile women for her work.
Arresting abusive husbands and freeing their families, she headed a team of women police officers and received numerous death threats from a re-emerging Taliban.
She is known best for taking out three would-be assassins in a gunfight.
Ms Kakar leaves behind six children.