Gunmen shoot dead two women judges of the Afghan Supreme Court

Two women judges working for the Afghan Supreme Court have been shot dead.

Gunmen riding a motorcycle ambushed them on their way to work on Sunday morning and drove off, the incident also wounded their drivers. A crowd gathered at the scene as shattered glass and a trail of blood lay on the road.

The murdered women have not been named.

The incident happened in the Qala-e-Fathullah area of Kabul and no group has said it carried out the attack.

Suspicion has fallen on the Taliban for recent assassinations, but the militants have not acknowledged carrying them out.

The deaths are the latest in a string of assassinations targeting journalists, activists and other political figures.

The targeted killings have carried on despite ongoing peace talks being held between the representatives of the Taliban and the Afghan government in Doha.

The Taliban carried out more than 18,000 attacks in 2020.