Local officials said the incident took place in Hese Awal-e-Kohistan district in central Kapisa province.
Head Of Kapisa Ulema Council Assassinated
Local officials from Kapisa province said the head of Kapisa Ulema Council, Gul Mohammad Hanifyar, was gunned down by a number of unknown gunmen on Saturday morning.
Qais Qaderi, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said the incident took place in Khum Rubai village in Hese Dowom-e-Kohistan district in the province.
He said a bodyguard of the Ulema council chairman was also killed in the incident.
Police have started an investigation into the incident, he said.
This comes after a number of local government and security officials have been killed in different incidents in Kapisa province in the past few months.