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Jodhpur-based woman social activist dies in terror attack in Afghanistan

The woman, identified as Shipra Sharma, was a social activists and had gone to Afghanistan to help an NGO with the rehabilitation of terrorism victims.

January 18, 2019, 5:06 pm

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Shipra Sharma from Jodhpur who was in a terror attack in Kabul

Jaipur: A 35-year-old Jodhpur-based woman died in a terror attack in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan. The woman, identified as Shipra Sharma, was a social activists and had gone to Afghanistan to help an NGO with the rehabilitation of terrorism victims. She had arrived in Kabul a day prior to the attack that killed her. According to the woman’s relatives, Shipra was working with NRI – a non-profit organization and was living in Compound Green Village in Kabul. On the night of January 14, terrorists rammed a truck laden with explosives into Compound Green Village. Shipra was buried under debris as the building caved in following an explosion. Three more people were killed, while many others were injured in the attack. The family members in Jodhpur were shocked and grieved when they received the news of Shipra’s death. They contacted union minister of state Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and the Indian Embassy officials in Afghanistan requesting them to get the body to Jodhpur as soon as possible. Sources said that the last remains may arrive in Jodhpur on Friday. The body has already been released by Afghanistan authorities after a post-mortem examination. The body will arrive at Delhi Airport on Friday. Shipra had been working with the NGO for the past three months. She had come to Jodhpur from Afghanistan to visit her family a few days ago and then went back on January 11. She reached Kabul on January 13. Shipra is survived by a four-year-old son.

First published: January 18, 2019