According to local authorities in Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan, unknown gunmen on Sunday morning assassinated Chak district chief in this province.

The officials further added Mohammad Ismail Wafa was shot dead by unknown gunmen early Sunday morning while he was on his way towards his work place.

Reports suggest his son was also injured following the incident.

Local authorities said no suspected militant has been detained in connection to the incident so far and Afghan security forces have launched a search operation in this regard.

In the meantime provincial governor Halim Fedai condemned the assassination of Mohammad Ismail Wafa.

No group including the Taliban militants have so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.