The force of the explosion flipped the car upside down, killing the city’s District 5 police chief, Mohammadzai Kochi, and his bodyguard.
The attacks occurred in the eastern province of Ghazni. The director of Ghazni hospital has confirmed 34 people died and many others were injured.
Abu Muhsin al Masri was on FBI's Most Wanted list and the announcement of his killing came hours after a suicide bombing at an education centre in Kabul killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens more.
Coalition forces fly sorties over US military jet crash site in eastern Afghanistan as Taliban insurgents prevent Afghan forces from trying to reach charred wreckage, officials say.
Ten civilians were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's Ghazni province after the US and Taliban paused ongoing talks.
Ghazni governor's office said 12 of the wounded are female students of Ghazni University which is located on the outskirts of the provincial capital.
The start of Afghanistan's election season was marred by deadly violence, just hours after President Ashraf Ghani insisted "peace is coming" to the war-torn nation.
President Ashraf Ghani has inaugurated the country's new parliament after almost six months since elections were held and following long delays, claims of voter fraud, unresolved disputes, and political bickering.
NATO says the soldiers were killed in an IED blast near the central city of Ghazni. Meanwhile, an international conference on Afghanistan is underway in the Swiss city to discuss how to end the 17-year war.
Afghan forces deployed to beat back Taliban fighters in Ghazni province, heavily populated by minority Hazaras, raising fears of sectarian violence. The escalation comes as Afghan government and Taliban meet for first direct peace talks in Moscow.
Afghan reinforcements were subsequently dispatched to the site of the attack in Khogyani district but were repeatedly ambushed along the way.
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