PESAHAWAR: Four persons, including a police commander and a Pakistani national, were killed and nine others sustained injuries when explosives planted in the car of a district police chief went off in Khugiyani district in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP), the dead included a police commander Sarjung and three other persons while eight persons were injured in the blast. “The dead included a Pakistani national. He was running a private health clinic in Khugiyani. The daughter and wife of the Pakistani national are doctors. He had opened the clinic with the permission of Sarjung and he was guest of Sarjung last night. The injured included police personnel and other clinic workers,” he maintained. Taliban had carried out several attacks on him in the past. One of the dead identified as Ahmad Shah was a former Taliban fighter but had severed links with the militants. Nangarhar governor’s spokesman confirmed the explosives had been planted in the vehicle of Commander Sarjung. Commander Sarjung, a national policeman, an Afghan National Army (ANA) solider and a civilian were killed and nine more were injured in the blast, he added. Spokesman for the Afghan Taliban Zabihullah Mujahid told the AIP that their fighters carried out the blast. He claimed that eight local policemen, including their commander Sarjung were killed and eight more injured in the explosion.