Local officials from Kapisa province said the head of Kapisa Ulema Council, Gul Mohammad Hanifyar, was gunned down by a number of unknown gunmen on Saturday morning.
Qais Qaderi, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said the incident took place in Khum Rubai village in Hese Dowom-e-Kohistan district in the province.
He said a bodyguard of the Ulema council chairman was also killed in the incident.
Police have started an investigation into the incident, he said.
This comes after a number of local government and security officials have been killed in different incidents in Kapisa province in the past few months.