[quote][i]"An eloquent public speaker, Safia Amajan was fierce in her criticism of what she saw as the Taleban’s repression of women.
After the US-led invasion in 2001, the former teacher took charge of women’s affairs in Kandahar’s provincial government.
In a conservative region where most families keep wives and daughters cloistered indoors, she was able to attract hundreds of women to schools and vocational courses.
Her requests for secure official transport and personal bodyguards had not been granted by the government.
At the time of the attack, she was travelling in a taxi. "[/i][/quote]
A dark day indeed.
How many more times?