10 Questions for Fawzia Koofi

Fawzia Koofi lost her father, brother and husband to unrest in Afghanistan. She's now a member of parliament

Mikhail Galustov / Michel Lafon Publishing

Fawzia Koofi

How many attempts have been made on your life?
Two major attempts. One was a fight between my soldiers and Taliban. The second was an attempt to assassinate me in my campaign office. But almost every two months I get a letter from our security department warning me of death threats.

You also get marriage proposals. Which do you get more of?
There's a balance between the two, but I think people lose hope after trying to convince me to marry and then become my opponents. So I need to be careful about rejecting them.

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