At least three people have been killed and seven others have been injured in a bomb attack in Afghanistan ' s southeastern Paktika Province.

Mokhlis Afghan, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said Sunday, the attack took place in a bazaar in Janikhel district when a bomber detonated his explosives. Afghan also added that Asanullah Sadat, who stepped down as the district’s governor two years ago, was among the dead. Five civilians and two police officers were among the injured. Following the incident, Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the bombing. Meanwhile, six Afghan Local Police(ALP) personnel were killed in an attack carried out by the Taliban militants on a checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan. The attack was carried out during the early hours of Sunday when militants stormed the checkpoint in Deh Yak district of the province of Ghazni. “One of the police who had links with the Taliban let them into the post while other police were sleeping. The Taliban were led to the post and killed six police, ” said district chief, Fazul Ahmad Tolwak. Insecurity remains high in Afghanistan despite the presence of foreign forces that invaded the country in 2001 under the pretext of fighting terrorism led by the US.