Mursal Nabizada, a former Afghan lawmaker, was shot dead in Kabul


Mursal Nabizada, a former member of parliament in the US-backed government, shot dead at her home, according to police.

According to police, one of her bodyguards killed at her home in Kabul.

Mursal Nabizada a member of parliament in the US-backed government that overthrown by the Taliban in August 2021. She was one of the few female parliamentarians who remained in Kabul following the Taliban’s takeover.

“Nabizada shot dead at her house, along with one of her bodyguards,” Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran said on Sunday.

“Security forces have launched an extensive investigation into the incident,” he said.

According to local police chief Molvi Hamidullah Khalid, the shooting occurred around 3 a.m. on Sunday.

He claimed that Nabizada’s brother injured and a third security guard fled with money and jewelery.

Abdullah Abdullah, a former top official in Afghanistan’s Western-backed government, expressed sadness over Nabizada’s death and expressed hope that the perpetrators would punished. He described her as a “people’s representative and servant.”

Nabizada elected to represent Kabul in 2019. She served on the parliamentary defense commission and worked for the Institute for Human Resources Development and Research.

Former lawmaker Mariam Solaimankhil described Nabizada as a “fearless champion for Afghanistan” on Twitter.

“A true trailblazer – a strong, outspoken woman who stood up for what she believed in even when it meant risking her life,” she wrote.

“Despite the fact that she given the opportunity to leave Afghanistan, she chose to stay and fight for her people,” Solaimankhil added.

Hannah Neumann, a member of the European Parliament, tweeted: “I am sad and angry, and I want the world to know!”

“She killed in darkness, but the Taliban built their system of gender apartheid in full daylight.”





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *