KABUL: The deputy governor of Afghanistan’s northern Badakhshan province Nissar Ahmad Ahmadi was killed by a car bomb on Tuesday.
“Ahmadi, with his driver, has been killed and six civilians were injured,” said Mahzudeen Ahmadi, the head of the information office of Badakshan said.
The blast occurred at 08:15 am local time in Faizabad city when the car of the deputy provincial governor was passing by, Mahzudeen said.
It was not clear who was behind the bombing, which was the first known major blast or attack on a Taliban official in Afghanistan in several weeks.
The Taliban administration has also been carrying out raids against members of ISIS, which had claimed several major attacks in urban centres.
ISIS has targeted Taliban administration officials, including claiming the killing of the governor of northern Balkh province in an attack on his office in March.