Dec 18, 2012

Tragic death of the Afghan girl who just wanted to change her country: Student shot dead as she helped in fight against polio.

A student and polio volunteer has been shot dead by armed men in a rural Afghan village.

The brutal killing has raised questions about women's safety in the region, with reports suggesting that females are too scared to attend school or work following the murder.

The girl, known only as Anisa, was shot outside her home in Afghanistan's Kapisa province, having survived an attack only a day before.