Unknown gunmen assassinated a political analyst in West of Kabul city earlier this evening, the security officials confirmed.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior confirmed that unknown gunmen assassinated Waheed Muzhda close to Embassy of Russia at around 5 pm local time.

Rahimi further added that Muzhda was on his way to mosque when two gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on him and killed him.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, Rahimi said the police forces have launched an investigation into the incident.

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