HELMAND: Two body guards of a district governor were killed after unidentified gunmen shot at them in volatile Helmand province last night.
Yousuf, Governor of Girishk District was in the capital city of his district along with his body guards when unidentified gunmen targeted them.
Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor said that Yousuf survived but two of his body guards lost lives in the attack.
He said the incident took place around 9pm last night and the assailants who were riding on a motorbike escaped from the area.
Zwak further said that security forces have initiated an investigation into the incident.
No group had claimed responsibility for the attack by the time this report was filed but Taliban have claimed responsibility for several attacks on government officials in the past.