Gunmen shoot dead Afghan ex-lawmaker
Gunmen shot dead an Afghan former lawmaker and one of her bodyguards in the capital Kabul in a night-time attack at her home, police said yesterday. Mursal Nabizada had been a member of parliament in the US-backed government that was overthrown by the Taliban in August 2021. "Nabizada, along with one of her bodyguards, was shot dead at her house," Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran said. "The security forces have started a serious investigation into the incident," he said, adding that a brother of the former lawmaker was also wounded in the attack.