Afghanistan: ambush on Western tourists

Key Details:


  • Group of Western tourists have been ambushed by gunmen in Afghanistan.

-Reports of at least seven wounded.

  • At least a dozen travellers included eight British citizens, three Americans, and one German
  • There are reports that it was the Taliban

-The group has not claimed responsibility

  • Several Taliban fighters were killed by Afghan security services after the attack.
  • The convoy (escorted by security forces) was on its way from Bamiyan province in central Afghanistan to the city of Herat in the west when it was attacked
  • The British Foreign Office has advised against travel to Afghanistan.