An Afghan policeman was killed and three others were injured following an explosion in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.
According to local government officials, the incident took place early Thursday morning in Kandahar city.
The provincial government media office following a statement confirmed the incident.
A local security official said the incident took place while policemen were defusing an improvised explosive device.
Meanwhile, officials in provincial hospital said they have received the dead body of policemen along with five others who were injured in the blast.
Kandahar is among the volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where anti-government armed militant groups are active in a number of districts and frequently carry out insurgency activities.