Afghanistan's Taliban Attack Foreign Tourist Convoy

تم نشره في Thu 4 August / Aug 2016. 12:00 AM
  • The group of tourists was being escorted by Afghan army personnel who repelled the attack - (BBC)

KABUL — Taliban Militants have attacked a convoy of foreign tourists in west Afghanistan, injuring six and their Afghan driver.

The group of a dozen travellers was being escorted by Afghan army personnel to Herat city when it was ambushed, Afghan officials told the BBC.

The tourists comprised eight Britons, three US citizens and one German. Some reportedly had light injuries and were being treated in hospital.

A spokesman for the Taliban said it had carried out the attack.

Afghanistan's main roads are notoriously dangerous, with militant attacks and kidnappings frequent, many of them carried out by the Taliban.