Ahmad Fawad Amiri, a government employee at the Presidential Palace, was killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Kabul on Saturday evening, a source said.
The incident happened in Khawja Musafir area in Paghman district of Kabul when the government employee was on the way to a mosque on Saturday evening.
Police said that an investigation has started into the incident.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
This comes as six people, including two civilians and four security force members, were killed in different security incidents in Kabul over the last 12 hours on Saturday.
In one of the incidents, a government employee, Baryalai Tokhi, was killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the Rishkhor area in Kabul’s District 7 on Friday evening, sources said. Police confirmed the incident and said it is under investigation.
Meanwhile, police said that Rafi Osmani, a lecturer at Peshgam Higher Education Institute, was killed in an attack by gunmen when he was on the way to the university in Kabul’s District 4 early on Saturday morning.
Also, four security force members were killed in an attack by armed men in Panja Chinar area in Kabul’s Paghman district on Saturday morning, police said.
Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said all the incidents are under investigation.
This comes amidst a new surge in targeted attacks in Kabul and its surrounding districts.