“Unfortunately, we lost two judges in today’s attack and their driver was injured,” Supreme Court spokesman Ahmed Bahim Qawim confirmed.
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“Armed men attacked their car,” he said, adding that the two women were on their way to work at the time of the murder when they were attacked around 8:30 a.m. local time. The attack took place in the center of the capital.
“There are more than 200 judges working in the Supreme Court,” a spokesman said. According to Kabul police spokesman Ferdas Farmars.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
Aerospace notes that it has been the scene of a series of attacks targeting Afghan figures for months, including by media representatives, politicians and human rights defenders.
Although the Islamic State jihadist group has claimed the rights of some of them, Afghan officials have accused the Taliban of carrying out the attacks. Last week, the U.S. The military initially blamed the attacks on the Taliban.
The incident comes on Sunday, two days after Washington announced that US forces were deploying 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, the lowest number since the September 11, 2001 attacks.