Yosuf Rashid, the executive director of Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) was shot dead by unknown gunmen today, Wednesday, December 23, in Kabul.
Abdul Baqi Rashid, Yosuf Rashid’s brother, confirmed to Kabul Now that his brother was shot dead by unknown gunmen.
Kabul police also confirmed that Mr. Rashid was assassinated by unknown gunmen this morning around 8:45 AM in Tanaikot area of PD7, Kabul, while he was heading to his office.
Ferdaws Faramarz, spokesperson for Kabul police chief, says that Rashid’s driver has been wounded in this incident.
A surge in targeted killing intensifies in the country as the Afghan government and the Taliban are negotiating a power-sharing deal. On December 21, unknown gunmen killed a local journalist, Rahmatullah Nekzad, in the southern Ghazni province—the fourth journalist to be killed in just two months in Afghanistan.