Unknown gunmen have shot dead Mujibul Rahman, a police sergeant, in the northern Kapisa province, a local official confirmed.
Taking to Kabul Now, Abdul Shayeq Shorish Kohistani, spokesperson for Kapisa police, confirmed that the incident took place last night, Wednesday, December 23, in Nabikhel neighborhood of Hesa Awal Kohistan district of the province.
He underlined that the gunmen have managed to escape from the area after killing the police official. Mr. Kohistani said that efforts by police are underway to arrest the culprits.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Taliban militants are present in parts of the province.
A surge in targeted killing intensifies while negotiation teams of the government and the Taliban are on a 20-day break for consulting with their leaderships to restart intra-Afghan peace talks in Doha.
In a video clip released yesterday, Wednesday, December 23, Najia Anwari, spokeswoman for the State Ministry for Peace, said that the government negotiating team was ready to start peace talks with the Taliban.
The government negotiators have received consultations from Afghan leaders on continuation of the talks and they will receive more advices in this regard, she said.