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A former member of the Afghan parliament was killed in Kabul.

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Mursal Nabizada, a former member of the Afghan parliament, was shot dead along with his bodyguard in Kabul, the AP reported.

The politician was one of the few lawmakers who remained in the city after the Taliban came to power in August 2021. Nabizada also condemned the increasing restrictions on the freedoms of Afghan women before her death.

This is the first case of the murder of a deputy who served before the movement began. Local police chief Molvi Hamidullah Khalid said on Sunday that Nabizada and his bodyguard were shot dead in the same room at around 3am on Saturday. He added that his brother and another security guard were injured.

Police spokesman Chálid Zadrán said the motive for the murder remained unclear. But police also said that a third bodyguard fled the murder scene with money and jewels, Deutsche Welle reported.

But journalist Ali Latifi, working in Kabul, said there was no indication that the current government was involved in the former politician’s death.

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Abdullah Abdullah, a senior official in the Western-backed former Afghan government, said he was saddened by Nabizada’s death. He added that he hopes the perpetrators will be punished. For him, the politician was a true “servant of the people”.

Nabizada was elected to the post in 2019 and served in parliament until the fall of Kabul. She has worked on the parliamentary advocacy committee and has also worked at the private nonprofit group, the Institute for Human Resources Development and Research she.

Source: Seznam Zpravy

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