Former Afghan MP Mursal Nabizada, her bodyguard shot dead in Kabul

Mursal Nabizada. [Photo: Twitter/ FaridNaheed]

A former Afghan Member of Parliament and her bodyguard have been shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the Kabul.

The deceased identified as Mursal Nabizada was among the few female parliamentarians who stayed in Kabul after the Taliban took control in August 2021. It is the first time an MP from the previous administration has been killed in the city since the takeover.

On Sunday, international media quoting a local police chief, Molvi Hamidullah Khalid, said that Nabizada and her guard were shot dead about 3am on Saturday in the same room. He said her brother and a second security guard were injured. A third security guard fled the scene with money and jewellery, The Guardian reported.

Nabizada was elected in 2019 to represent Kabul and stayed in office until the Taliban takeover. She was a member of the parliamentary defence commission and worked at a private non-governmental group, the Institute for Human Resources Development and Research.

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