KandaharUnidentified armed men have gunned down a senior police officer in southern Kandahar.

Local officials say that Abdul Hadi Farahi, the commander of the 13th police district, was on usual patrol when unknown miscreants fired at his vehicle in Choni area last night.

Abdul Hadi Farahi and his brother, also a policeman, died on the spot and two other policemen sustained injuries in the attack.

Other security personnel arrived at the scene following the incident but the attackers had already fled the area.

Zia Durani, spokesman for the provincial police headquarters of Kandahar says that an investigation has been initiated into the incident to arrest the culprits.

Kandahar’s provincial administration has expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives in the militant attack.

No group had claimed responsibility for the attack by the time this report was filed most attacks on security forces have been claimed by Taliban in the past.