Rafiullah Gull Afghan, a former senator from Kabul was killed along with his two bodyguards in Kabul city on Saturday night, Kabul police confirmed on Sunday.
The incident happened on Saturday night in Khair Khana area of Kabul city after gunmen opened fire on his vehicle, according to police.
Afghan was resident of Qarabagh district of Kabul and was also a former Jihadi commander.
The motive for the shooting is not clear but police have started an investigation.
The Chief Executive’s Office also confirmed the death of Afghan, who had been a senior advisor to the CEO.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.