Kabul: In a shocking event of violence in the capital city of Afghanistan, two women judges of the Supreme Court were shot dead during an early morning ambush on Sunday, as per reports. The news of attack was confirmed by Kabul police.
In this armed attack their driver was also wounded and was rushed to nearest hospital, as per sources.
The attack on the judges took place when they were traveling to their office in a court vehicle, Ahmad Fahim Qaweem, a spokesman for the court told media.
“Unfortunately, we have lost two women judges in today’s attack. Their driver is wounded,” Ahmad Fahim said.
“The vehicle was transporting the women judges to their office,” he further added.
The court spokesman also said that there are more than 200 female judges working for the country’s top court.
“They were judges working for the Supreme Court,” said spokesman for the attorney general’s office, Jamshid Rasuli.
The wave of violence has surged across Afghanistan in recent months, especially in Kabul where a new trend of targeted killings of high-profile personalities have sown fear and chaos in the city.
The latest attack came just two days after the Pentagon announced the withdrawal of its armed troops from Afghanistan, making it to 2,500, their lowest numbers during the nearly two decades of war.