December 21, 2015 6:20 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan — An American woman was shot dead in her Kabul apartment building on Sunday night, a senior police official told NBC News.

Lisa Akbari, a dual U.S.-Afghan citizen had been living in the Karte Char area of the Afghan capital for three years, the official said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to journalists on the matter.

A U.S. Embassy official confirmed Akbari’s death on Monday but declined to comment on the circumstances.

“We offer our sincerest condolences to her family and loved ones on their loss,” the U.S. Embassy official said. “We are providing all possible consular assistance.”

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