AT-KABUL: Unidentified gunmen shot dead head of the financial directorate of Maidan Wardak province on Saturday, said an official source in the province.
Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor office, Pir Muhammad Kochi, head of the financial directorate of the province, was on his way to work when he was attacked by unknown gunmen near Miadan Wardak governor house. He added that the assailants after killing Khochi managed to escape the scene.
No one has accepted the responsibility of the attack so far. Police officials in the province said that they have started investigations into the attack.
This came at a time that recently the Syadabad district chief was kidnapped by militants in the province and was latter killed.
Maidan Wardak is one of the volatile central provinces, where militants linked with the Taliban and Hezb-e-Islami are active.