Two local Afghan chiefs of police have been killed in two explosions in the provinces of Paktika and Zabul in the southeast of the country in the past 24 hours, one of which has been alleged by Taliban insurgents, security forces have confirmed the Tolo News chain.
Surobi Police Chief (in Paktika), Darya Khan Talash, and three of his guards were killed when a mine detonated when his vehicle passed early in the morning. The Taliban have taken responsibility for the attack.
The other deceased is the chief of police from Nawbahar, Zabul province, Sahib Jan, who died on Saturday from another mine explosion, according to local governor Samad Durani.
Four other police officers, whose responsibilities have not yet been assigned to any group, were injured in the explosion.