Afghan actress and movie director shot in Kabul

Saba Sahar pictured on set in 2011

Saba Sahar, one in all Afghanistan’s first feminine movie administrators, has been shot within the capital Kabul.

The 44-year-old was taken to hospital however the extent of her accidents was not instantly clear.

Her husband, Emal Zaki, stated she was travelling to work on Tuesday when three gunmen opened hearth on her automotive. No group has claimed the assault.

Ms Sahar is amongst Afghanistan’s most well-known actors, in addition to a director and campaigner for ladies’s rights.

The capturing occurred within the west of Kabul, Mr Zaki instructed the BBC. There have been 5 individuals within the automotive, he stated – Ms Sahar, two bodyguards, a toddler and the motive force. The bodyguards had been additionally hit and injured, her husband stated. The kid and driver weren’t harmed.

Mr Zaki stated he heard gunshots about 5 minutes after his spouse left the home. He stated when he referred to as her she instructed him she had been shot and hit within the abdomen.

“I reached the scene and located all of them wounded,” he stated. “She obtained first assist and we transferred her to the emergency hospital after which to the police hospital.”

He stated she underwent a profitable operation.

Saba Sahar pictured on set in 2011

Ms Sahar educated as a police officer and nonetheless works for the inside ministry. Her movies and tv programmes have explored justice and corruption.

Responding to information of the capturing on Tuesday, Amnesty Worldwide stated there had been an “extraordinarily worrying” rise in assaults on movie actors, political activists and human rights defenders in Afghanistan.


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