Local officials in Nangarhar said the target of the explosion was a convoy of vehicles from the provincial director of Hajj and Religious Affairs department.
Senior Govt Official Dies In Nangarhar Bombing
An explosion targeted a vehicle in Jalalabad City, carrying the provincial director of Nangarhar’s Hajj and Religious Affairs department, Mohammad Zahir Haqqani, killing him and wounding 10 others, local officials confirmed.
The explosion happened in PD1 of Jalalabad City at around 3:00pm on Wednesday.
A security guard for Haqqani was also killed in the explosion, the Nangarhar governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani confirmed.
He said civilians were also among those wounded in the attack.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.