Shukrullah Shakir, the district governor of Zenda Jan district in the western province of Herat, was killed in a roadside bomb blast on Saturday, sources confirmed.
The incident happened in Zenda Jan district when a vehicle carrying the district governor hit a roadside bomb.
Two others were also killed in the incident, sources said.
The provincial governor’s spokesman Jailani Farhad confirmed the incident but did not give details about the casualties.
He said that telecom services are not working in Zenda Jan district, therefore, they could not get more information about the incident.
Zenda Jan district is located in the central parts of Herat and shares borders Gulran, Injil and Guzara districts.