The incident has taken place in the vicinity of Shahjoin district late on Friday night and as a result a security guard of the General has also been killed.
The provincial governor’s spokesman Gul Islam Sayad confirmed that they have received initial intelligence reports regarding the killing of a Pakistani General in Shajoi district.
Sayal further added that the General killed in the explosion has been identified as Nawaz but the circumstances surrounding his killing has not been ascertained so far and it is yet not clear who was behind the attack.
According to Sayal, the General was apparently supporting the anti-government armed elements.
The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban insurgents have not commented regarding the report so far.
Although the presence of the foreign fighters including Pakistani insurgents among the Taliban ranks in Afghanistan is not new but such reports rarely emerge suggesting the killing of a high level General.