Afghan officers blame the Taliban for the assaults, an accusation the armed group denies.
Two feminine judges have been killed by unknown gunmen in an ambush early on Sunday in Afghanistan’s capital.
The assault on the Supreme Court docket judges happened as they had been driving to work, Ahmad Fahim Qaweem, a courtroom spokesman, mentioned. Kabul police confirmed the assault.
Nobody has claimed accountability for the assault and spokesman for the Taliban armed group Zabihullah Mujahid mentioned the group was not accountable.
Violence has surged throughout Afghanistan in latest months regardless of ongoing peace talks between the Taliban and authorities – particularly in Kabul the place a brand new pattern of focused killings geared toward high-profile figures has sown worry within the metropolis.
The most recent assault comes two days after the Pentagon introduced it reduce American troop ranges in Afghanistan to 2,500, the bottom in practically twenty years.
Greater than 200 feminine judges work for the nation’s high courtroom, Qaweem mentioned.
Afghanistan’s Supreme Court docket was a goal in February 2017 when a suicide bomb in its automobile park killed at the very least 20 courtroom staff and wounded 41.
In latest months, a number of outstanding Afghans – together with politicians, journalists, activists, docs and prosecutors – have been assassinated in usually brazen daytime assaults in Kabul and different cities.
Afghan officers have blamed the Taliban for the assaults, a cost the militia has denied. A few of these killings have been claimed by the ISIL (ISIS) armed group.
Earlier this month, the US army for the primary time instantly accused the Taliban of orchestrating the assaults.
“The Taliban’s marketing campaign of unclaimed assaults and focused killings of presidency officers, civil society leaders & journalists should … stop for peace to succeed,” Colonel Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan, mentioned on Twitter.