A Former Member of Parliament, Mursal Nabizada, and her guard were killed in an attack by unknown attackers at her residence.
She was one of the few female parliamentarians in Afghanistan, before the takeover by Taliban in 2021. She decided to stay in the country, while most politicians and social workers fled of the country after the takeover by Taliban.
Kabul police chief Molvi Hamidullah Khalid said on Sunday that Nabizada and her guard were shot in the same room at about 3am on Saturday and a “serious investigation” has been initiated. He also added that her brother and other security guard were injured. A third security guard fled the scene with money and jewellery.
Her death happens when Taliban has restricted girls and women from education and job oppurtunities. Taliban is doing a gross violation of Human Rights in Afganistan.
This is the first time an MP from the previous administration has been killed in the city since the takeover.
Nabizada sister claims that they had no personal feud. But hints it to be some sort of a political vendetta.
She was elected as a member of the parliament in 2018 in the 17th round of the Lower House of parliament to represent the people of the capital city, Kabul.