Afghan security official assassinated in Balkh provinceAccording to local security officials in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan, district security chief for Kushinda was killed along with his four bodyguards following a roadside bomb explosion.

Provincial security commandment spokesman Sher Jan Durani confirming the report said the incident took place after the vehicle fo Kushinda district security chief struck with a roadside bomb.

Balkh is among the peaceful region in northern Afghanistan and such incidents occassionally happens in this province however militants are struggling to increase their activities in its remote districts.

Kushinda district security chief Gen. Nasir is the only high level security official assassinated in this province during the recent months .

Taliban militants group has claimed responsibility behind the incident.