Two foreign journalists have been shot, one of them fatally, in Afghanistan, a spokesman for the Khost provincial governor said Friday.
The journalist killed was a camera operator from Germany, provincial spokesman Baryalay Rawan said. The second journalist, from Canada, was injured and has been taken to a medical facility, Rawan said. He said the journalists were working for the Associated Press.
An AP representative said Friday the news agency was not prepared to make a statement.
An unidentified gunman opened fire while the team was accompanying an independent election commission convoy in a rural area, Rawan said.
The reason for the attack was unclear, but police have arrested the suspected shooter and the case is under investigation, the spokesman added.
The attack came amid heightened security on the eve of Afghanistan's presidential and provincial elections.