Provincial media office said the Governor of Zazai Maidan District of Khost province, was killed in a targeted ambush on Monday afternoon.
According to local officials, the district governor was ambushed while traveling to the capital by Unknown gunmen in Logar’s Altamur area.
Khost Governor Sediq Patman expressed sorrow over the death of him, including his bodyguard, and offered condolences to their families and friends.
Abdul Hai Zazi has served as district governor in various districts of Khost for eight years.
No group or individual has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.