Two female judges working for the Afghan Supreme Court were shot dead in Kabul on Sunday morning in the middle of the street, officials said, as the capital has been ravaged by targeted attacks for several months.
“This morning armed men attacked the vehicle of Supreme Court employees“, confirmed Ahmad Fahim Qaweem, his spokesperson, adding that the two women were going to their workplace when they were murdered. According to Ferdaws Faramarz, the spokesman for the Kabul police, the two women were targeted. in the center of town and their driver was injured.
The Afghan capital has witnessed a series of targeted assassinations in recent months, targeting public figures – journalists, politicians, human rights defenders and members of the security forces.
The murder of the two women has not yet been claimed, but Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the US charge d’affaires in Kabul have blamed the Taliban.