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Two female judges shot dead in Kabul

Two female judges shot dead in Kabul

Shooters shot dead two Afghan women judges working for the country’s supreme court in an early-morning ambush in Kabul on Sunday, officials said, as a wave of assassinations continued to rattle the nation, The Guardian reports.

Violence has surged across Afghanistan in recent months despite continuing peace talks between the Taliban and government, especially in Kabul, where a new trend of targeted killings of high-profile figures has sown fear in the city.

The latest attack comes just two days after the Pentagon announced it had cut troop levels in Afghanistan to 2,500, the fewest in nearly two decades.

The attack on the judges happened as they were driving to their office in a court vehicle, said Ahmad Fahim Qaweem, a spokesman for the supreme court.

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