According to local authorities in eastern Paktiya province of Afghanistan, the vehicles convoy of Amanullah Khan Zadran, advisor to president Hamid Karzai struck with a roadside bomb near the central city of Paktiya province on Monday.

Provincial governor spokesman for Paktiya, Rohullah Samoon confirming the report said, “Mriza Ali Zadran, brother of Amanullah Khan Zadran, his uncle and his nephew were killed following the blast.”

Mr. Samoon further added no one else was injured or killed following the incident.

The incident took place early Monday morning around 8:30 am local time at Miland village near the central city of Gardez.

This comes as militants earlier this year also planted a roadside bomb to target Amanullah Khan Zadran but the attack was foiled after Afghan security forces discovered the mine.

In the meantime a local security official said Amanullah Khan Zadran visited the area to meet with his relatives and the explosion took place while he was leaving the Miland village however he escaped the attack.

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