KABUL (AFP) – Taleban gunmen shot dead a senior Supreme Court official in Kabul on Saturday, police said, the latest insurgent attack in the Afghan capital as the US-led NATO force prepares to end its 13-year war.
Atiqullah Raufi, head of secretariat for the court, was gunned down as he left his home to head to work.
The Taleban have often targeted Afghan officials as well as NATO soldiers, foreign compounds and military convoys.
A spike of attacks in recent weeks have heightened concern about stability as NATO readies to end its combat mission on December 31 after a war that has failed to thwart the Taliban insurgency.
“Around 9am, unknown gunmen shot dead Atiqullah Raufi as he was heading to work,” Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai told AFP.