Mir Abdulbaqi Amin, head of the scientific council of the Ministry of Education, was killed in a blast in Kabul city on Wednesday morning, the ministry said in a statement.
The incident happened in PD5 of Kabul city after a magnetic mine placed on Mr Amin’s vehicle exploded. His driver was also wounded, the statement said.
This was one of two separate magnetic mine blasts in Kabul city on Wednesday morning, said Ferdaws Faramarz, a spokesman for the Kabul police.
The first blast happened in PD12 of Kabul city from a magnetic mine placed on a police vehicle and one person was killed and another was wounded, Faramarz said.
No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blasts yet.