A gunman killed the head of the election commission in a northern Afghan province on Wednesday, a local official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, AP reported.
The shooting came just days after the start of the campaign season ahead of presidential and provincial elections next spring.
Amanullah Aman was collecting rents from shop owners in a Kunduz city bazaar where he owns property when a gunman riding by on a motorbike shot him three times in the chest.
Hamidullah Daneshi, the deputy governor of Kunduz province, said Aman died later in a hospital.