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In a blast, head of Laghman’s provincial council wounded

The head of Laghman’s provincial council, Atiqullah Abdulrahimzai, was wounded in an explosion in eastern Laghman province on Tuesday evening, local officials said. 

The incident happened in Qarghaee district when his vehicle struck a roadside mine. Four of his security guards were also wounded, according to officials. 

However, no group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the blast. 

The blast occurred a day after the convoy of Rahmatullah Yarmal, governor of Laghman, was targeted by a blast in the center of the province. 

Asadullah Dawlatzai, the governor’s spokesperson, said the blast on Monday occurred as the governor was traveling between his guest house and his office on Monday.

The governor was not harmed, said the spokesperson, but the Ministry of Interior confirmed that four of the governor’s guards were killed along with four civilians, and that 38 civilians were wounded.