Armed attackers set a polio vaccination centre on fire in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province overnight, officials said Monday.
The attack came hours before a three-day nation-wide campaign to administer polio vaccine on children kicked off on Monday.
The polio vaccination centre which was torched was in Chahardi area of Bati Kot district. All materials of vaccination were destroyed in the attack, the provincial governor’s office said in a statement. However, no one was hurt.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Nangarhar is a volatile province with relatively more Islamic State militant group presence in the region.
Militants have previously targeted polio vaccination teams in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan remains a polio-endemic country along with Pakistan. However, the number of cases fell from 20 in 2015 to 13 last year.