JALALABAD - A magnetic bomb attached to a district governor’s vehicle exploded in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing the governor and his bodyguard. “Today 9:00am, a mine attached to the vehicle of Nazyan district governor, Noor Agha Kamran, was detonated in Jalalabad,” Nangarhar police spokesman, Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told AFP. “Unfortunately, district governor, Noor Agha Kamran was martyred along with his one bodyguard, and several passersby were wounded in the attack,” he added.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 09-Mar-2014