Malalai Bahaduri

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Malalai Bahaduri in 2013 with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Malalai Bahaduri is a Senior Instructor in the Afghan National Interdiction Unit (NIU), with the military rank of Second Lieutenant.[1][2] In 2013, Bahaduri received an International Women of Courage Award.[3]

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Bahaduri worked as a telecommunications operator. In 2002, the Taliban rule of Afghanistan ended, and Bahaduri decided to join law enforcement.[4] Her uncle did not want her to do this. He threatened Bahaduri with death, and he physically abused her.[4]

Bahaduri is the first woman in the Afghan National Interdiction Unit.[5] She worked in counternarcotics operations in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan.[6] [5]

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  1. "2013 International Women of Courage Award Winners".
  2. "2013 International Women of Courage Award Winners - is the official United States Government website for international human rights related information".
  3. "2013 International Women of Courage Award Winners - International Women of Courage Celebration".
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Malalai Bahaduri selected for top US award".
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Female Police Lieutenant Faces New Dangers in Transitioning Afghanistan".
  6. Bahrami, Ali (10 March 2013). "International Courage Award Presented to Malalai".

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