Two ladies judges have been shot lifeless and several other others have been wounded by unidentified gunmen in Afghanistan’s capital metropolis of Kabul Sunday morning, the most recent in a latest wave of violence that has gripped the nation as the federal government continues to interact in peace talks with the Taliban.
The gunmen opened fireplace on the 2 ladies, who have been judges in Afghanistan’s Supreme Court, as they have been travelling to their workplace in a courtroom automobile, Ahmad Fahim Qaweem, a courtroom spokesman, informed AFP. The driver of the automotive was additionally wounded within the assault, native newspaper Tolo News reported.
“Unfortunately we have lost two women judges in today’s attack. Their driver is wounded,” Qaweem mentioned. “The vehicle was transporting the women judges to their office.” The two victims have been amongst over 200 feminine judges working within the nation’s prime courtroom, AFP reported.
Eyewitnesses allegedly noticed two males on a bike pull as much as their automobile and open fireplace, the Tolo News report said. But no group has claimed accountability for the assault as but. Taliban spokesperson Sabihullah Mujahid informed AP that they weren't behind the killing.
The metropolis has witnessed a surge of focused excessive profile killings by anti-government militants over the previous few months. There have additionally been a lot of bombings and ambushes in different elements of the nation not too long ago, AP reported.
The assault on Sunday morning got here merely two days after the United States introduced that it had scaled down its navy presence within the nation to only 2,500 personnel, the bottom in almost twenty years. The withdrawal of troopers by the US is a part of a take care of the Taliban to barter a doable peace settlement, in accordance with AP.
But officers have blamed the Taliban for the latest wave of assaults within the nation. Earlier this month, Spy chief Ahmad Zia Siraj informed lawmakers the militant group had been accountable for over 18,000 assaults in 2020. The Islamic State later claimed accountability for among the killings.