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Two prosecutors killed, two wounded in Afghanistan

Two prosecutors were killed and a further two were wounded this morning in Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday.

Kabul, 16 November 2019 (dpa/MIA) – Two prosecutors were killed and a further two were wounded this morning in Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday.

The judicial employees were on their way to Bagram prison in central Parwan province when their vehicle was targeted by gunmen in Qarabagh district of Kabul province, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office said.

The prosecutors were working at a judicial centre located inside the prison, spokesman Jamshid Rasuli said.

Taliban has a small presence in some parts of the district and have targeted Afghan forces occasionally in the past.

Many captured Taliban militants, as well as other dangerous criminals, were being held in the prison.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the shooting.

Ten days ago, four judges from southern Paktiya province were killed in an alleged Taliban attack in Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province.

Sixty-six judges have been killed in Afghanistan over the past five years, according to data from the Afghan Supreme Court.

A spokesman for the Taliban, Zabiullah Mujahid, said they target members of judicial institutions if there is proof that they have issued judgements against militants.

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