Four people including a judge assassinated in Kabul and Kandahar

Four people including a judge assassinated in Kabul and Kandahar

At least four people, including two security forces and a judge, were killed in latest waves of targeted violence in the capital Kabul and the southern Kandahar province.

Talking to Kabul Now, Ferdaws Faramarz, spokesperson for Kabul police, confirmed that three people were assassinated in two separate incidents took place today, June 07, in Mayubin and Kajal areas of PD8, in Kabul city.

Two victims are military personnel but the third person who was assassinated has yet to be identified, he added.

Police has already launched an investigation into the two incidents, the police official said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks yet.

In the southern Kandahar province, the Taliban militants have assassinated a judge who worked with the province’s primary court on Sunday evening, June 06, in PD2 of its capital city. Ahmad Fahim Qawim, spokesperson for the Supreme Court identified the judge as Mohammad Fayyaz, adding that he was shot dead while walking from mosque to his home in the area.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the judge’s murder. Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, said that he did create problem in cases against the Taliban militants. Since the US signed a peace agreement with the Taliban on February 29, 2020, in Doha, Afghanistan has witnessed a growing rise in targeted killings most of which go unclaimed. The government, however, blames the Taliban for most these incidents.