A regional head of women's affairs has been killed by a car bomb in eastern Afghanistan.
Hanifa Safi was driving in Mehtar Lam, the capital of Laghman province, when a bomb attached to her car exploded, said the provincial governor's spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak.
"It killed her and left her husband, who was with her in the car, in a coma," Zwak said. Ten others were wounded.
Zwak declined to say whether he believed the Taliban were behind the attack, instead saying "enemies of Afghanistan" had planted the bomb. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Safi is the second provincial head of women's affairs to be killed since the posts were created 10 years ago. Safia Ama Jan, who headed the department in southern Kandahar province, was shot dead in 2006 by members of the Taliban.