MEHTARLAM, Afghanistan, June 8 (Xinhua) -- At least four people, including a prominent religious scholar and two guards, were killed and 12 others wounded in a bomb attack in Mehtarlam city on Friday.
Mehtarlam city is the capital of eastern Afghan province of Laghman.
The attack was the latest in a string of targeted killing in the country, and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
The incident occurred in Sultan Niazi area of the city after an improvised explosive device (IED) attached to a motorcycle was detonated near a mosque roughly at 02:10 p.m. local time, provincial spokesman Sarhadi Zwak told Xinhua.
The blast took place shortly after Younus Shamakhil was leaving the mosque after Friday prayers, Zwak added, citing initial information.
The injured were shifted to a provincial capital main hospital.
Taliban and Islamic State (IS) often target civilians and religious clerics as well as local leaders for their support to the Afghan government.