Five security force members including Safar Mohammad Bidar, the police chief for Qaramqul district in Faryab province were killed in a roadside bomb blast in the province on Wednesday morning, police said.
The incident when the police chief was on his way to support security forces who were “under Taliban attack” in an area in the district, said Abdul Karim Yourish, spokesman for Faryab police chief.
So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Violence has intensified in the country amidst ongoing efforts for peace. Taliban attacks has intensified in Faryab recently. On Monday, the group attacked Qaisar district, according to police.
Their attack was followed by a car bomb explosion at a market in Qaisar district that left three policemen wounded, the provincial police said.