According to the reports, Taliban militants have killed an Islamic cleric in Pul-e-Alam city of Logar province on Friday afternoon as he was attending a funeral ceremony.

Mawlawi Samiullah Rashid, a known religious scholar in Logar province was first abducted by armed gunmen, then have been brutally shot to death, Hassibullah Stanikzai, the head of provincial council in Logar said.

“Mawlawi Samiullah Rashid had gone to Baboos area to attend a funeral ceremony, he was first abducted by Taliban men and was taken to Sayed Mahmood Ghazi, an area in the central part of Logar where he was then brutally shot to death”, Stanikzai said.

The Taliban group and the Afghan security officials have not yet commented on this murder.

This comes as the violence have dramatically increased in the last months amid peace efforts in Doha, Qatar.