Unidentified gunmen have assassinated a religious cleric and teacher in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The Nangarhar governor’s office in a statement said Wednesday that unknown gunmen killed Mawlavi Saifullah in Koz Kunar district earlier today.

The statement further added that the gunmen shot dead Mawlavi Safiullah at around 5 am local time as he was on his way home from the mosque.

The governor’s office also added that the gunmen used a gun with a silencer to assassinate Mawlavi Saifullah.

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

This comes as unknown gunmen killed a religious cleric in Kabul late last month days after an explosion killed a cleric in the capital city.