The officials are saying that a senior commander of the Afghan Special Forces lost his life in an attack by unknown gunmen in Kabul city.

A spokesman for Kabul Police Commandment Hashmat Stanikzai confirmed the incident and said at least two people including a senior Special Forces commander were martyred in the attack.

Stanikzai further added that the incident took place at around 8:30 pm local time in the vicinity of the ninth police district of the city in Ferdawsi Park.

He said the commander of the 01 Unity of the Special Forces for Paktika Azizullah Karwan was martyred in the attack along with another civilian.

According to Stanikzai, at least three more people, including a woman were wounded in the attack.

The Taliban group claimed responsibility behind the attack with the group’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claiming that commander Azizullah Karwan was killed in a tactical attack.

In the meantime, Stanikzai said an investigation has been launched to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the attack on commander Karwan.