Former Afghan lawmaker Mursal Nabizada shot dead at her home in Kabul

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Former Afghan lawmaker Mursal Nabizada shot dead at her home in Kabul

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A woman looks at a picture of former Afghan lawmaker Mursal Nabizada on her mobile phone, who was shot dead by gunmen at her house in Kabul on January 15, 2023.

(CNN) — Former Afghan lawmaker Mursal Nabizada and her security guard were shot dead her home in Kabul early Sunday morning, according to Kabul police.

Nabizada represented Kabul in Afghanistan’s parliament from 2019 until the government was deposed by the Taliban in August 2021. She was one of the few female former lawmakers who remained in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover.

Nabizada’s brother was also wounded in the attack, said Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran, who added that an investigation to determine who carried out the attack is underway.

The shooting took place around 3 a.m., local time on Sunday, according to local police chief Molvi Hamidullah Khalid.

Click here to read the full article published by CNN on 16 January 2023.

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