Taliban terrorists murdered Afghanistan government's top media and information officer Dawa Khan Minapal in the capital city of Kabul on Friday.
The Taliban have been waging fierce battles for months across Afghanistan, laying siege to provincial capitals in the south and west of the country after capturing district after district and even seizing several key border crossings.
An official in the federal interior ministry told media that Dawa Khan Minapal was killed during Friday prayers.
"Unfortunately, the savage terrorists have committed a cowardly act once again and martyred a patriotic Afghan," interior ministry spokesman Mirwais Stanikzai said of the death of Dawa Khan Menapal.
Dawa Khan Minapal, who was the head of Government Media and Information Centre (GMIC), had also served as a spokesperson in Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani's outreach team.