An explosion took place near provincial police commandment’s compound in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan earlier today amid reports a number of people have been killed or wounded in the incident.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Jawad Hejri confirmed the incident and said Col. Mohamamd Omar, the district police chief of Darqad has died and three others have sustained injuries in the explosion.

A security official had earlier also confirmed that the police chief of Darqad district has been killed in the explosion and three civilians have sustained wounds.

The official further added that the incident took place at around 10:00am local time after explosives planted in a vehicle went off.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Takhar is among the relatively calm provinces in northeastern parts of the country but the anti-government armed militants including Taliban are attempting to expand their foothold and insurgency in some remote districts of the province.