In recent months, violence has surged across Afghanistan. Despite the peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan governments held in Qatar, the killings of high-profile figures in the capital are constant.
Two female judges were shot dead on Sunday morning in Kabul, Afghanistan. Several others were wounded by unidentified gunmen. In the recent past, a fresh wave of violence was witnessed in the country as the government tries to engage in peace talks with the Taliban.
Government officials, journalists, and activists have been the latest targets.
This attack is days after the Pentagon announced it had cut troop levels in Afghanistan to 2500, the fewest in nearly two decades.
Ahmad Fahim Qaweem, a spokesman for the Supreme Court said that the judges were attacked when they were driving to their office in a court car. “Unfortunately, we have lost both the judges and their driver is wounded,” Qaweem added
According to the Afghan media, President Ashraf Ghani has also criticised the Taliban for carrying out attacks on civilians. He said that “terror, horror and crime” was not the solution to the conflict in Afghanistan, adding that the Taliban should accept a permanent ceasefire.