The incident took place in Bolwayi area of eastern Laghman province after a number of militants opened fire on a convoy of vehicles which was carrying Nuristan governor.
A local security official speaking on the codition of anonymity said, the secretary of Nuristan governor was injured along with a number of his secuirty guards.
Nuristan governor, Mohammad Tamim Nuristani also confirmed his vehicle was ambushed by a number of militants, and his secretary Mohammad Yousuf Nuristani was injured in the incident.
He said clahes among his security guards and the militants continued for almost 20 minutes, and a number of his guards were injured during the clashes.
No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.