Unknown gunmen shot dead Balkh Handicrafts Union chief Assadullah Nachar on Tuesday in the provincial capital Maz-e-Sharif, police said Wednesday.
According to the police the incident occurred in PD4 of Mazar-e-Sharif city in Nawo Abad area when unknown gunmen opened fire on Nachar.
The gunmen then fled the area.
Sher Jan Durani Balkh police spokesman confirmed the incident and said the motive for the shooting was not clear but it might be due to personal enmity.
Police have started investigations, Durani said.