Officials in the Ministry of Interior have confirmed that a parliamentary adviser was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Kabul city earlier today.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi said Mina Mangal, adviser to Cultural Commission of the Parliament was shot dead at around 7:20 am in 8th police district of the city.

Rahimi further added that Mangal was shot dead by unknown gunmen and an investigation has been launched into the incident.

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