Convoy of foreign tourists attacked in Afghanistan
Aug.4, Kabul: At least six officials have been injured when foreign tourists being escorted by an army convoy in western Afghanistan have been attacked by fighters.
According to Afghan officials, at least 11 tourists from the US, the UK and Germany were attacked in the Chesht-e-Sharif district of Herat province on Thursday while on their way to Herat from Bamiyan and Ghor provinces.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
Jalani Farhad, spokesman for the Herat governor, blamed the attack on the Taliban. "A group of Taliban fighters conducted the attack on the tourists, injuring at least six," he told media. "However, no one is dead," he informed
He described the convoy's route as a "dangerous one", adding that "even Afghans would avoid travelling on that road.
The Oslo Times International News Network