A district governor in eastern Afghanistan was killed Tuesday in a roadside bombing, an official said, DPA reported.
"A roadside bomb hit the vehicle of district governor Mohammad Asil Khogyani, killing him and three of his bodyguards," said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the governor of Nangahar.
The incident took place in the Gundumak area of the eastern province of Nangarhar, which borders Pakistan.
Abdulzai said one another bodyguard was also injured in the incident.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid took responsibility for the attack over the phone.
Taliban insurgents in their decade-long bloody insurgency have lately been targeting Afghan government officials and politicians.