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Afghan MP Survives Suicide Bombing

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Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 16, 2014.

Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 16, 2014.

A female member of Afghanistan's parliament has survived a suicide bombing that claimed the lives of at least three bystanders and wounded more than 10 others, including the lawmaker.

Police say Shukria Barakzai was traveling in a convoy through Kabul Sunday when the bomber detonated explosives. Authorities say Barakzai was slightly wounded in the attack, but is in good condition.

The women's rights advocate is a strong supporter of President Ashraf Ghani.

The bombing in the Afghan capital was the latest attack on a member of the U.S.-backed Afghan government, which is fighting an insurgency led by the Taliban.

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