Local officials said the incident took place near the provincial police headquarters on Monday morning.
District Police Chief Killed In Takhar IED Explosion
Colonel Mohammad Omar, the district chief for Darqad district of Takhar, died in a magnetic IED explosion in Taluqan city on Monday, local officials said.
Jawad Hejri, Takhar governor’s spokesman, said the incident happened in front of the provincial police headquarter in Taluqan city at around 10am Monday morning.
He said the IEC magnetic bomb was attached to a vehicle and was detonated when police chief was in the car.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.