Nangarhar provinceAccording to local authorities in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, unknown gunmen assassinated secretary of Afghan senate chairman in Chaparhar district.

The report has also been confirmed by Chaparhar district governor.

A spokesman for Nangarhar police department Hazrat Hussain Mashriqi said, “Shafiqullah, secretary of Afghan senate chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Lalma area in Chaparhar district on Monday.”

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident, however, Nangarhar police department spokesman said an investigation has been launched in this regard.

In the meantime Chaparhar district governor Sediqullah Dawlatzai said Shafiqullah was followed and approached by unknown gunmen when he left Jalalabad city and was shot dead in Chaparhar district.