Taliban shoot dead Supreme Court official in Afghan capital

December 13, 2014 7:22 AM

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Taliban shoot dead Supreme Court official in Afghan capital

KABUL: Taliban insurgents gunned down a top official of Afghanistan's Supreme Court as he left his home in Kabul on Saturday, the latest in a spate of strikes by the militants on a broad range of targets in and around the Afghan capital.

Heavily fortified Kabul is on high alert after insurgents stepped up attacks in recent weeks, targeting guesthouses, government officials and civilians as most foreign troops prepare to leave the country by the end of this month.

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