Suicide blast in Zabul provinceAccording to reports, a heavy explosion rocked southern Zabul province of Afghanistan on Saturday after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in central city of Qalat.

Eyewitnesses in the area are saying that a suicide bomber targeted a team of the provincial reconstruction team (PRT) in this province

In the meantime provincial police chief Gen. Ghulam Sakhi Rooghlawanay said the suicide bomber was looking to target the convoy of provincial governor Mohammad Ashraf Nasery’s vehicle.

Mr. Rooghlawanay further added that the provincial governor escaped the attack unhurt but a doctor was killed and three bodygurads of Mr. Nasery were injured following the blast.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.