Taliban Guns Down Afghan Provincial Judge

File photo of a Taliban attack in Ghazni.

Taliban militants have killed a provincial judge in eastern Afghanistan, the latest attack against judicial officials.

Jawed Salangi, spokesman for the governor of the eastern Ghazni Province, said on March 27 that Mohammad Anwar Rahmani was ambushed and shot while in neighboring Wardak Province the day before.

Rahmani was on his way from Kabul to Ghazni when his vehicle was ambushed.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing.

Judicial officials have long been Taliban targets.

The militants, which control swaths of Ghazni and Wardak provinces, have intensified attacks against Afghan security forces and government targets across the country in the past year.

Based on reporting by AP and Khaama