Two female judges working for the Afghan Supreme Court were shot dead in Kabul on Sunday, officials said.
This crime is the latest in a series of assassinations that occurred in recent months, targeting journalists, activists, and political figures.
This comes at a time when US President Donald Trump continues to reduce the number of his country’s forces in the country, with only 2,500 American soldiers remaining in Afghanistan.
In an interview with the BBC last week, the Afghan vice president said that the withdrawal of US forces threatens to increase violence in an already unstable country.
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The two judges were killed in an ambush in which their driver was also injured.
The attack took place in the Qalaat Fathallah area in the capital, Kabul, and no party has claimed responsibility for it.
There are doubts about the Taliban’s role in the recent assassinations. But the movement has not announced any role.
Despite the peace talks held in Doha between representatives of the Taliban and the Afghan government, assassinations are still continuing.