Two female judges killed in Kabul in terror attack

at 8:07 pm
female judges killed in Kabul
(Pic courtesy: TOLO news)

New Delhi (NVI): Two women judges of Afghanistan’s Supreme Court were shot dead in Kabul today while two other persons were wounded as unidentified gunmen opened fire at a vehicle, reports TOLO news.

According to Afghan Presidential Palace, gunmen opened fire at a car in Kabul at around 8:30 am today, killing the two women judges and injuring the driver and another female, the Afghan news website reported.

So far, no terror group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

However, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the attack on the female judges in Kabul, saying that “attacks by the Taliban and other terrorist groups against defenseless people are against Islamic teaching and against the spirit of peace.”

“Terror and crime and violence are not the solutions to the problem, and the current crisis and the war prolongs the country’s issues,” President Ghani was quoted as saying by in a statement by TOLO news.

“Two female judges were killed, and two others were wounded in the attack,” the statement said. The Taliban “must show their will for peace by accepting a permanent ceasefire,” Ghani said.

Meanwhile, the Kabul police is investigating the brazen attack. A security forces source told the local media that preliminary findings indicated that those wounded were a driver and a female employee of the Ministry of Education.