According to local authorities in southern Afghanistan, at least 3 private security guards were killed by one of their fellow in southern Kandahar province.

The officials further added, the incident took place on Monday night after a security guard working for Haji Toryalai Security Company opened fire on his colleagues.

According to a press release issued by provincial governor media office, at least three other security guards were also injured during the incident.

The source further added, at least 2 Afghan police service members were also killed and 1 was injured during the clashes.

The main motive behind the incident is unclear.

Provincial security officials said they will announce the facts behind the incident once the investigations are completed.

In the meantime reports suggest that a suspect has been detained in connection to the incident and is under the investigation with the counter-criminal department.