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Taliban ambush leaves 5 foreign tourists injured in Herat

Taliban ambush leaves 5 foreign tourists injured in Herat

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Aug 04, 2016 - 15:43

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Five foreign tourists and their Afghan driver were wounded on Thursday when Talibaninfo-icon militants ambushed their convoy in the Chesht-i-Sharif district of western Herat province.

Jelani Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the foreign visitors came under attack from Taliban militants in Simi area, 25 kilometres from the district’s centre.

Among the tourists were six British, three American, two Scottish and one German nationals, he said.  

The Taliban sustained heavy causalities after security forces launched a retaliatory operation, but exact causalities were not known, the official said.

Najebullah Najebi, 207th Zafar’s Military Corps spokesman in Herat, said the tourists were travelling from Oba district to Cheshti-Sharif when they were ambushed in Tagab Sor locality.

The wounded have been transferred to a secure place and they were now in better health condition.

Herat deputy police spokesman Sayed Ahmad Mohammadi said the foreigners traveled to the area without informing police

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