Khost provinceAt least four Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives were killed following a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in eastern Khost province of Afghanistan.

Provincial governor spokesman, Baryalai Rawan said, the incident took place late Friday evening in Sabari district.

Mr. Rawan further added that a district intelligence administrator was also among those killed following the explosion.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Khost is among the relatively peaceful provinces in eastern Afghanistan, however militants from the Taliban group and other insurgent group including Haqqani Netowrk are operating in a number of its districts.

At least five Afghan intelligence operatives were killed or injured in a similar incident in eastern Khost city earlier in November last year.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.