10 foreign tourists killed and 5 injured by militants in Afghanistan

Militants attacked foreign tourists escorted by an Afghan army convoy in the western province of Herat.

Published: 04th August 2016 02:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2016 02:56 PM   |  A+A-


Islamabad is urging Kabul to boost security along the border to foil attempts by fleeing militants to cross the border into Afghanistan | AP File photo


KABUL: At least 10 foreign tourists were killed and five others injured in an attack in Afghanistan's Herat on Thursday.

"Two mini buses carrying foreign tourists were attacked by gunmen on the main road in Chishti Sharif district," a senior official told Xinhua news agency.

Details about the nationalities of the victims were not available immediately.

The official said the buses were travelling from Bamyan to Herat province, 640 km west of Kabul.


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