The Chief of Ulema Council of Kabul Mawlavi Abdul Basir Haqqani has been shot dead by unknown gunmen, security officials and Ulema Council sources have said.

The incident has reportedly taken place in the vicinity of the 7th police district of Kabul city.

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

The attack on Ulema Council Chief of Kabul was carried out days after a deadly attack targeted a gathering of religious scholars in Kabul city.

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives among the religious scholars in a hotel late on Tuesday evening, leaving more than 50 people dead.

Similarly, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives among the participants of Friday prayer in a unit of the Afghan army in southeastern Khost province of Afghanistan.

According to reports, at least twenty six people lost their lives in the attack in army mosque on Friday.