Female Afghan MP says 'prayers' saved her from bomb attack

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By Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - An outspoken female Afghan lawmaker survived a suicide bombing attack on her vehicle on Sunday, suffering slight wounds, but three civilian bystanders were killed, a police spokesman said. Member of parliament Shukria Barakzai is a women's rights advocate and a close ally of new President Ashraf Ghani, who condemned the attack in a statement. "I survived because of my people's prayers," Barakzai told Reuters by telephone from her hospital bed. The bombing was the latest to target members of the U.S. ...