KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, March 4 (Xinhua) -- A member of the Afghan Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the country's parliament, was injured after gunmen spread bullets on a vehicle in the southern province of Kandahar on Saturday, a local official said.
Malim Mir Wali, a representative of the southern province of Helmand, came under attack in Police District 10 in Kandahar on Saturday morning, a source told Xinhua.
He was fatally wounded by three bullets in the abdomen and was receiving treatment in Kandahar Regional Hospital, the source said.
The provincial police have launched an investigation into the case and more details will be released afterward, he said, adding that the shooters fled the scene shortly after the firing.
No group has claimed the shooting, but the Taliban militant group often claims responsibly for targeted killings.
More than 650 Afghans were killed and over 560 others wounded by targeted attacks across the country last year, according to latest figures released by the UN mission in the country.