"At 7.20 am today [04:20 GMT], in Police District Eight, Mina Mangal, adviser at a cultural commission of the parliament, was assassinated in unknown gunmen attack. The case is under investigation of police… We will arrest the perpetrators soon. Police will not even miss an small opportunity to arrest them. The case is almost clear," Rahimi told Sputnik.
The incident is widely condemned in the society as Mangal was the first female journalist assassinated in recent years.
Mangal’s close relatives said, on conditions of anonymity, that she had been assassinated for personal reasons.
Mangal used to work for various local media, including Shamshad and Ariana broadcasters and was recently appointed as an adviser at the cultural commission of the Afghan parliament.
Mangal said in a post in social media last week that she had received death threats, without providing any details about the aggressors.