The suicide bomber planned to target Mullah Naik Mohammad, a Taliban commander, in Abko area of Pirakhil village on Monday afternoon but failed to detonate his explosives.
Local officials say Taliban gunmen shot dead the individual after recognizing that he was wearing a suicide vest and came to kill their commander. Khaama press reported.
An online terrorist monitoring organization also reported yesterday that key Taliban commander Mullah Naik Muhammad survived an Islamic State suicide attack in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
Daesh and Taliban have not commented on the report.