KABUL (AFP) – A former Afghan lawmaker and her bodyguard were shot dead by unidentified gunmen at her home in the capital Kabul, police said on Sunday. Mursal Nabizada was among the few female parliamentarians who remained in Kabul after the Taliban took power in August 2021.
It is the first time a lawmaker from the previous administration has been killed in the city since the takeover.
local police chief Molvi Hamidullah Khalid said Nabizada and his guard were shot around 3 a.m. Saturday in the same room.
He said his brother and a second security guard were injured. A third security guard fled with cash and jewelry.
She died on the first floor of her house, which served as her office. Khalid says investigations are ongoing. He did not respond to questions about possible motives.
Nabizada was elected in 2019 to represent Kabul and remained in office until the Taliban took power.
She was a member of the parliamentary defense committee and worked in a private non-governmental group, the Human Resources Research and Development Institute.

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