Gunmen Kill 2 Afghan Women Judges 01/17 09:23
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Gunmen fired on a car in northern Kabul on
Sunday, killing two women judges who worked for Afghanistan's high court and
wounding the driver, a court official said. It was the latest attack in the
Afghan capital during peace talks between Taliban and Afghan government
officials in Qatar.
Supreme Court of Afghanistan spokesman Ahmad Fahim Qawim, said the women
were judges who worked for the high court but he did not identify them by name.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack and Taliban spokesman
Zabihullah Mujahid said the insurgent group wasn't responsible.
The Afghan government has repeatedly blamed the Taliban for targeted
killings in recent months and the insurgent group accuses the government of
staging the killings to spoil the peace process.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for multiple attacks in
the capital in recent months, including on educational institutions that killed
50 people, most of them students. IS has also claimed responsibility for rocket
attacks in December targeting the major U.S. base in Afghanistan. There were no
The Taliban and the Afghan government earlier this month resumed peace talks
in Qatar. Negotiations were off to a slow start as the insurgent group
continues attacks on Afghan government forces while keeping their promise not
to attack U.S. and NATO troops.