Unclaimed bombing kills Taliban police chief, wounds 11
The blast happened in Asadabad, the capital of Kunar province, targeting the Taliban police chief for Shigal district, an official from the Islamist group said.
"The police chief has died and eleven people have been wounded," he told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.
A doctor in Kunar central hospital confirmed to AFP that it had received 11 wounded people – four Taliban fighters and seven civilians.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) group, the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan, and which is active in the country's east, has claimed similar attacks on the Taliban in the past.
The Taliban have battled with IS-K since its emergence in Afghanistan in 2014.
IS-K has claimed responsibility for some of the most recent attacks, including a suicide bombing among worshippers last week in a Shia mosque in Kunduz province that killed around 100 people.