Third judge killed in Nangarhar in under a month

A Nangarhar judge was killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the city of Jalalabad on Wednesday morning, security officials said.

According to officials, the man, identified as Hafizullah, was a judge at the Public Security and Business Department.

He was the third court official killed in less than a month in the province.

Hafizullah was reportedly attacked as he headed to work in a motorized rickshaw, said Farid Khan, spokesman for Nangarhar province’s police department.

Health officials said that he had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

So far no group claimed responsibility for the attack.