The house is used for private meetings that Khalid doesn't want to hold at the official compound of the National Directorate of Intelligence, the official said. The official would not provide more details beyond saying the bombing was an attempt on Khalid's life. Khalid was rushed to a medical facility run by the intelligence service, the government official said.
An Afghan police official also confirmed that Khalid was injured in a blast. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to disclose the information. Khalid, a former minister of tribal and border affairs and ex-governor of two provinces, was appointed head of the service in September. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.