An Afghan district governor was injured in a bombing in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, two days after U.S. dropped biggest non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State militant group in the province, officials said.
The explosion triggered by a roadside bomb happened in Janikheil area of Bati Kot district. It injured four people including governor, police chief and intelligence head of the district, according to a statement from provincial governor’s office.
It said that the district governor, Haji Ghalib Mujahid, was not in life-threatening condition.
The officials were on a mission to arrest some suspects when they were hit by the bomb planted on roadside.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Nangarhar is top stronghold for IS in the region.
On Thursday, the group in the province was targeted by largest bomb U.S. has ever used in combat. At least 92 insurgents were killed in the raid.