Afghan officials say a suicide attack has killed a provincial deputy governor and five others in the country's eastern Ghazni Province.
Police chief Zarawar Zahid said a suicide bomber on a motorbike targeted the two-car convoy of Deputy Governor Mohammad Kazim Allahyar while he was on his way to work, instantly killing his son and two bodyguards.
Zahid said Allahyar's nephew and a third bodyguard later died in the hospital.
Allayar, who served as provincial governor for over seven years, had survived a bombing attempt two months ago.
compiled from agency reports