Six Security guards were killed and two others were injured in an unknown gunmen attack on Kamal khan hydroelectric and irrigation dam in southwestern Nimroz province on Saturday.
The governor’s spokesman, Wahidullah Jumazada told Khaama press, unknown militants attacked a security checkpoint in the Qala-e-Fata area of Chaharborjak district last night.
Wahidullah added, six security personnel assigned for the protection of Dam were killed and two others were injured in the attack.
The Kamal Khan Dam is being built on the Helmand River in Nimroz province, one of Afghanistan’s largest water control projects.
Water collected from the Dam is expected to irrigate 174,000 hectares of land and generate nine megawatts of electricity.
According to reports, this Dam can store 52 million cubic meters of water.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.