An Afghan policewoman who was blinded after a gunmen attack in Ghazni province. File/Reuters
Gulf Today Report
Khatera, an Afghan policewoman, said after she left her job at a police station in Afghanistan’s central Ghazni province, she saw three men on a motorcycle who attacked her and stabbing her with a knife in the eyes.
When Khatera, 33, waked up in hospital, everything was dark.
“I asked the doctors, why I can’t see anything? They told me that my eyes are still bandaged because of the wounds. But at that moment, I knew my eyes had been taken from me,” she said.
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She and local authorities blame the attack on Taliban and say the assailants acted on a tip-off from her father who vehemently opposed her working outside the home.
Taliban has denied any involvement on Afghan policewoman. Afghanistan has seen a rise in violence in recent weeks — with most of the attacks carried out by the militant.
For Khatera, the attack caused not just the loss of her sight but the loss of a dream she had battled to achieve — to have an independent career. She joined the Ghazni police as an officer in its crime branch a few months ago.
“I wish I had served in police at least a year. If this had happened to me after that, it would have been less painful. It happened too soon... I only got to work and live my dream for three months,” she told the media.
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