A suicide bomber has killed an anti-Taliban village elder and at least three other people in Afghanistan's central Ghazni Province.
Police said Habibullah Khan was killed along with two bodyguards and a civilian bystander when a teenage attacker on foot detonated his explosives in a busy marketplace in the district of Muqur.
Other officials said at least seven people were killed and more than a dozen were injured.
Khan reportedly led a tribal militia against the Taliban in his district.
Taliban insurgents have carried out a campaign of assassinations of pro-government figures and warned Aghans to distance themselves from the government.
Based on reporting by AP and AFP