The convoy of Rahmatullah Yarmal, governor of Laghman province, was targeted Monday morning by a blast in the center of Laghman province, local officials confirmed.
Asadullah Dawlatzai, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the blast and said that the governor has survived but casualties are feared.
The spokesman said that the governor was targeted as he traveled between his guest house and his office.
The Ministry of Interior confirmed that four of the Laghman governor’s guards were killed along with four civilians. 38 civilians were also wounded in the suicide attack, the MoI said
No group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack.