Two female judges from Afghanistan’s Supreme Court were killed on Sunday morning
Journalists and politicians have also been targeted lately
Two female judges from Afghanistan’s Supreme Court were killed on Sunday morning, police said, adding to a wave of assassinations in Kabul and other cities. At the same time, the government and Taliban representatives held peace talks in Qatar.
Unidentified shooters killed them on their way to work on Sunday. The deaths are the latest in a string of assassinations targeting journalists, activists, and other political figures.
The attack occurred during the early morning; the driver for the women was wounded.
The incident happened in Kabul’s Qala-e-Fathullah area, and no group has said it carried out the attack.
“Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a statement condemning attacks on civilians by the Taliban and other militant groups.
Ghani said ‘terror, horror and crime’ was not a solution to Afghanistan’s problem and beseeched the Taliban to accept a permanent ceasefire.’
Government officials, journalists, and activists have been targeted in recent months, stoking fear, particularly in Kabul’s capital. The Taliban has denied involvement in some of the attacks but has said its fighters would continue to ‘eliminate’ important government figures, though not journalists or civil society members”, Reuters reported.
President Trump has been removing military forces from Afghanistan; the number has been reduced to 2,500; the move has brought Washington closer than ever to ending nearly two decades of war.