Two female judges of Afghanistan’s Supreme Court have been shot dead by gunmen in the early hours of the morning, injuring their driver.
A court official said the attack took place as the two unnamed judges were on their way to their office in Kabul in a court vehicle on Sunday.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in the Afghan capital, Doha, Qatar, during a peace talks between Taliban and Afghan government officials.
No one has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack. A Taliban spokesman said its militants were not involved.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday issued a statement condemning attacks on civilians by the Taliban and other militant groups.
Mr Connie said “terrorism, horror and crime” were not the answer AfghanistanUrged the Taliban to accept a “permanent ceasefire”.
Government officials, journalists and activists have been targeted in recent months, especially in Kabul.
The Taliban has denied any involvement in the attacks, but has said it will “eliminate” key government figures, even if its militants are not journalists or members of civil society.
The withdrawal of Washington troops has sparked increasing US brokerage talks in Doha.
Sources in both sides say the talks are likely to make significant progress only once US President-elect Joe Biden is elected.
The inauguration makes him aware of his Afghan policy.
The number of US troops in Afghanistan has been reduced to 2,500, the lowest level of US troops since 2001.