Taliban kills Afghanistan Supreme Court official

December 13, 2014 7:22 AM

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KABUL, Afghanistan – Taliban gunmen killed a senior official of Afghanistan's Supreme Court early Saturday, police said, the latest insurgent attack targeting the capital as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of the month.

Gunmen shot dead Atiqullah Rawoofi, the head of the secretariat of the Afghan Supreme Court, near his home in Kabul's northwestern suburbs, said Farid Afzali, chief of the Kabul police criminal investigation unit. A colleague of Rawoofi, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, said...

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