Nuristan provinceAccording to local authorities in eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan, a senior security official was killed following a roadside bomb explosion in this province.

Provincial governor spokesman, Zahir Bahand confirming the report said, head of the operations department for Kunar security commandment, Momand Khan was killed following a roadside bomb explosion.

Mr. Bahand further added that the incident took place in Wama district, and the explosion took place as a result of a remote controlled bomb.

He said Momand Khan was on an official visit in Wama district to inspect the police forces in this district, and was on his way when the incident took place.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident. Local officials blame Taliban group for the incident.

Nuristan is among the volatile provinces in easten Afghanistan which borders with the tribal regions of Pakistan. Taliban militants both from Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan are actively operating in it’s districts.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.