At least two civilians were killed after a car bomb went off in Mata Khan district of eastern Paktika province, police said.
Shah Mohammad Aryan, a spokesman for provincial police told Ariana News that the incident has taken place at Patani area of the district at around 12:30 pm on Tuesday.
According to Aryan, a car bomb targeted the district police chief Abdul Wadood Andar, who escaped unharmed.
Two civilians including a child were killed and three guards of Andar were injured in the incident, Aryan added.
No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.