• publish: 4 August 2016
  • time: 3:13 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 4077
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Unknown gunmen attacked foreign tourists in western Herat province

Unknown gunmen attacked a convoy of foreign tourists in western Herat province of Afghanistan, leaving at least six tourists including a driver injured.

Jilani Farhad a spokesman for the provincial governor of Herat said unknown gunmen in Chesht-e-Sharif district attacked two minibuses of foreign tourists Thursday morning, leaving at least six tourists including a driver injured.

 

The foreigners were Travelling from Cheghcheran city of Ghur province to Chesht-e-Sharif district of western Herat province when they came under attack.

 

Mr Jilani didn’t reveal the identity of the attacked foreigners but said they were Americans, Britain, German and Scottish.

 

Gunmen fled the area after the attack, said he adding that Police has launched its investigation.

 

No local insurgents including Taliban have yet to make any comments.

 

This is not the first time when foreign tourists come under unknown militants’ attack. A few weeks ago, an Iranian bus was attacked in Islam Qala- Herat highway, leaving two wounded.

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