The incident happened at a Khost registration center when gunmen opened fire on security personnel.
Two Security Soldiers Killed In Registration Center Shooting
At least two security soldiers were killed on Saturday morning when armed men attacked a voter registration center in Mandozayi district of Khost province, local security officials said.
Khost Police Chief Akhtar Mohammad Noorzai confirmed the shooting and said that around 11am local time two armed men in burqas shot one police soldier and an ANA soldier who were responsible for the center’s security.
As a result both soldiers died at the scene. The gunmen fled the area, the police chief said.
Police have started investigations to find the gunmen, Noorzai added.
No further casualties were reported in the area.
So far no group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.
This comes after seventeen people were killed and 33 others wounded when a mine went off inside an election-related facility in Khost province last month.
The IED reportedly was placed inside a mosque which was a center for registering voters.
Since April 14, the start of the voter registration process, seven attacks have been carried out at election-related facilities across the country.