Four people have been killed and seven wounded in Jani Khail district of Paktika province, police confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
The target of the attack appeared to have been Adbul Shokor, a commander of the Afghan Local Police, confirmed district police chief Mohammad Barat.
Intense fighting has been ongoing between the Taliban and the ALP for the past day. Barat also said that two Taliban operatives were killed in the encounter.
According to him, explosive materials was placed inside two motorcycles belonging to the Taliban.
The Taliban has not yet claimed responsibility for the attack.