The deputy intelligence chief in Afghanistan's Kandahar province has been shot dead, authorities said Tuesday.
Azizullah, who like many Afghans went by one name, was shot at 6 p.m. (0630 GMT) Monday by gunmen on a motorbike in the city of Kandahar, capital of the province of the same name, said Abdul Qayoom Katawazi, head of intelligence in Kandahar.
The province's police chief, Matiullah Qaneh, said Azizullah was killed while going home from his office.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on their Web site.
On Sunday, gunmen in the city of Kandahar, killed a police trainer as he was on his way to work, reported CNN.