According to local officials in northern Afghanistan, unknown gunmen assassinated an an American civilian who reportedly worked as an electrical engineer in Afghanistan.

US embassy in Kabul confirmed the report on Tuesday however no further details were provided regarding the death of the American civilian in Afghanistan because of privacy laws.

In the meantime local security officials in northern Afghanistan confirmed the man, an electrical engineer working in Afghanistan for about 30 years, was shot Monday by gunmen as he rode in a mini-bus in northern Parwan province.

The officials further added at least two Afghans including the driver and colleague of the American engineer were also shot dead by gunmen.

Siagerd district police chief Shirin Agha said the American had been dressed in Afghan clothes and had a long beard.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the killings.