Afghan policewoman in custody after shooting death of American adviser
An Afghan policewoman is in custody, after officials say she shot and killed an American adviser outside the police headquarters in Afghanistan's capital.
Kabul's governor says the woman had entered a strategic compound in the heart of the capital, and shot the adviser with a pistol as he came out of a shop with articles he had just bought.
According to the governor, the woman had earlier asked bystanders where the governor's office was located.
The adviser who was killed was a contractor whose identity hasn't yet been released.
The attack occurred outside police headquarters in a highly secure compound that also houses the governor's office, courts and a prison. A police official says the woman was able to enter the compound armed because as a police officer she was licensed to carry a pistol.
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