Jan 18, 2021

2 female judges gunned down in Kabul

Two female judges working for the Afghan Supreme Court have been shot dead.

They were killed by unidentified gunmen 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 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 this week that the pull-out risks more violence in an unstable country.

The women were shot dead in an early morning ambush, which also saw their driver wounded.

The incident happened in the Qala-e-Fathullah area of Kabul and no group has said it carried out the attack.

(BBC News)