A suicide attack has taken place in the vicinity of central Logar province of Afghanistan amid reports a convoy of vehicles carrying the provincial governor and other senior officials was targeted.
The local officials confirmed that the incident has taken place in Kabul-Logar highway in Mohammad Agha district.
A local security official confirmed that the governor has escaped unhurt from the attack but eight security personnel have lost their lives and ten others have sustained injuries.
A member of the provincial council said the provincial director of the intelligence was also travelling in the convoy but he has also escaped the attack unhurt.
The Taliban militants group has claimed that an attack has been carried out against a convoy of the Special Forces in Logar province.
This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.