Kabul (Afghanistan): Four police personnel and a private university lecturer were killed in two separate shootings in Afghanistan’s Kabul on Saturday, the latest in a string of targeted killings in the war-hit country, reported a local TV channel.
“Four policemen were shot and killed in Paghman district, in the western part of Kabul and Rafi Osmani, lecturer at private Peshgam University was killed by unidentified gunmen in Police District 4 of the city on Saturday morning,” Tolo News TV reported.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far. However, Kabul police officials regarded the killings as targeted attacks by the Taliban militant group, the Xinhua news agency reported.
Civilians considered to be supporting the government, civilian government employees, religious leaders, tribal elders and persons involved in peace and reconciliation efforts have come under attack in targeted killings over the past years.