Afghan deputy governor Nissar Ahmad Ahmadi was killed in a car bomb attack on Tuesday in the northern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.
“Nissar Ahmad Ahmadi, with his driver, has been killed and six civilians were injured,” said Mahzudeen Ahmadi, the head of the information office of Badakshan, a province in the far north of the country that shares a border with China and Tajikistan.
The specific perpetrators behind this violent act remain unclear. This event stands out as the first significant explosion or assault on a Taliban official within Afghanistan in a considerable period of time.
The Taliban administration has been actively conducting operations against ISIS members, a group that has taken responsibility for various substantial attacks in the metropolitan regions of Afghanistan.
ISIS previously set its sights on Taliban administration officials, even claiming responsibility for the assassination of the governor of the northern Balkh province during an attack on his office in March.