Kabul (Pakistan): Two women judges were shot dead and several others were wounded by unidentified gunmen in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul Sunday morning, the latest in a recent wave of violence that has gripped the country as the government continues to engage in peace talks with the Taliban.

The Afghan police reported that the attack took place at Kabul's PD10 where two women were killed and a third was wounded.

"Scene of the attack in #Kabul's PD10 were "two women were killed and a third was wounded" according to police," cited TOLO News.

"Eyewitnesses said the victims were "government workers." #Afghanistan," TOLO News tweeted.

The latest attack comes just two days after the Pentagon announced it had cut troop levels in Afghanistan to 2,500, the fewest in nearly two decades.

The attack on the judges happened as they were driving to their office in a court vehicle, said Ahmad Fahim Qaweem, a spokesman for the Supreme Court.

"Unfortunately, we have lost two women judges in today's attack. Their driver is wounded," Qaweem told AFP.

The identity of the women killed has not been revealed other than the fact that they were government officials.

No one has claimed the responsibility for the attack yet.

The attack comes a day after the United States announced that it has reduced the number of its troops to 2,500 in Afghanistan as per the US-Taliban agreement signed in Doha last year in February.

Afghanistan's Supreme Court was a target in February 2017 when a suicide bomb ripped through a crowd of court employees, killing at least 20 and wounding 41.

In recent months, several prominent Afghans -- including politicians, journalists, activists, doctors and prosecutors -- have been assassinated in often brazen daytime attacks in Kabul and other cities.

Afghan officials have blamed the Taliban for the attacks, a charge the insurgent group has denied.

(With inputs from agencies)