Sunday, 16 October 2011 16:10
Last Updated on Sunday, 16 October 2011 17:45
Written by TOLOnews.com
The governor of eastern Paktia province survived an assassination attempt and escaped unhurt.
Governor Juma Khan Hamdard was attacked by four militants as he arrived at his office on Sunday afternoon, Rohullah Samon, a spokesman for the governor, said.
The first attacker detonated his explosives and killed one civilian as the governor's vehicle was passing, Mr Samon added.
"The governor himself was unhurt but one police officer and one employee of the municipality were killed and four civilians were wounded in the incident," the spokesman said.
"Three dead bodies of the insurgents are here but we suspect that they were four and one of them has escaped from the area," Mr Samon said.
Militants have recently conducted a series of assassinations targeting high-profile figures including General Daoud Daoud, the top police commander of the north, and former president and peace council chief Burhanuddin Rabbani.