Afghan policewomen take part in a training exercise in the western province of Herat in 2011. Policewomen face frequent sexual harassment and assaults, often carried out by policemen, human rights groups say.
Anne Smedinghoff, 25, was killed April 6, in southern Afghanistan. She was the first American diplomat to die on the job since last year's attack in Benghazi, Libya.
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Afghanistan National Army soldiers and security personnel walk at the site of a suicide attack next to the Ministry of Defense main gate in Kabul on Saturday.
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