Taliban militants stormed the residence of Governor Ali Shams Dost and later killed the policemen appointed for the former's security, followed by killing the governor himself, as reported by Tolo News.
Further, nine intelligence officers were injured.
As per an official statement, some parts of the governor's compound were torched.
The Taliban militant group had claimed to have captured the Khwaja Omari district, though the same has been refuted by the local Afghan police. (ANI)