Obaidullah Barikzai, former MP from Uruzgan, was killed in an attack by unknown armed men in neighboring Kandahar province on Saturday.
Kandahar Police Chief Maj. Gen. Tadin Khan confirmed the incident and said Barikzai was attacked in Kandahar’s PD6 by unknown armed men on Saturday afternoon.
Barikzai also ran for parliamentary elections from his native province, Uruzgan.
Barikzai was a district governor in Chora district in Uruzgan before he won a seat in the Afghan parliament.
Last year in October, the Independent Election Commission released a list of the candidates who lost their lives since the beginning of the parliamentary elections in July 2018.
According to the list, 10 candidates were killed during this period and Barikzai was the 11th.
The candidates are Abdul Jabar Qahraman and Saleh Mohammad Achakzai from Helmand province; Nasir Mubarez from the Kochis’ constituency from Kandahar; Anwar Niazi from Parwan; Jalal Salehi from Kabul; Sayed Obaidullah Sadat from Ghazni; Ottar Singh Khalsa a candidate of Afghan Sikh and Hindu from Kabul; Hayatullah Khan Rahmani from Nangarhar, were among the candidates who lost their lives in different incidents in various parts of the country.