Officials in Paktia province say a tribal elder has been killed in a magnetic mine explosion in the provincial capital.

Paktia police spokesman Hayatullah Nezami told Khaama Press that the blast occurred at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Salukhil Road in Gardez.

According to Nezami, this tribal elder was named “Haji Fazel”, who was the elder of the “Shakarkhil” tribe.

The spokesman said the “terrorists” have planted a mine in Haji Fazel’s vehicle.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the blast.