A suicide bomber tried and failed to kill celebrated Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barakzai in an attack Sunday in Kabul. Three people were killed and 22 injured in the blast, but Barakzai, a prominent women’s rights advocate and journalist, walked away with only minor injuries.
The 42-year-old Barakzai was driving to work at around 10:15am on Sunday when an assailant wearing a suicide vest slammed his car into her armored silver sport utility vehicle and detonated the explosives, according to the Associated Press.
Video of the aftermath of the bombing shows the parliamentarian calmly exiting her SUV carrying her cell phone and two handbags, apparently unscathed. She was later taken to a hospital, where she told Reuters from her bed that she “survived because of my people’s prayers.”