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No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on Mena Mangal. Image Credit: Photograph: ANI

An Afghan journalist and adviser to the country’s parliament in Kabul has been shot and killed by one or more unidentified gunman, an official has said.

Mena Mangal, a cultural adviser for the lower house of parliament and former TV presenter, was killed when she was on her way to work in the capital city on Saturday morning.

Rahimi said one or possibly more assailants escaped from the scene. Kabul police have launched an investigation.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Kabul police said it was not clear whether the murder was a terror act or the result of a personal dispute. Both Islamic State and Taliban militants regularly carry out attacks in the capital.