Female judges shot dead in Kabul

International Desk Published: 17 January 2021, 04:14 PM | Updated: 17 January 2021, 04:22 PM
Female judges shot dead in Kabul

Two women judges working for the Supreme Court were shot dead in Kabul on Sunday, according to officials.

The women were targeted by gunmen while travelling to their office in a vehicle, a court spokesman told AFP.

The deaths are the latest in a string of assassinations in recent months targeting journalists, activists and other political figures.

The violence comes as President Donald Trump continues a drawdown of US troops in the country - with only 2,500 left.

The Afghan vice-president told the BBC in an interview this week that the US pull-out risks more violence in the already unstable country.

Source: BBC