A top provincial government official in Western Badghis province was killed on Sunday after a roadside bomb hit his vehicle on the way to Qala-e-Naw, officials said.
Confirming the death of Moqur district chief Mohammad Dawood, Deputy Governor of Badghis said seven others; including five police officers and two civilians were wounded in the incident.
The incident took place as seven members of a bomb disposal team, who were kidnapped in western Farah province, were found beheaded.
The deminers were abducted on Wednesday in a district in western Farah province.
On Sunday Nato also announced the death of three service members in Taliban attacks in south eastern parts of the country and in a separate incident in southern Kandahar province three Afghan police officers were killed.
Sunday has been described the deadliest since the beginning of this month.
The incidents follow the death
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