Unknown Gunmen Kill Two People, Wounded 20 Others in Western Afghanistan

At least two people were killed and 20 others received injuries when unknown gunmen attacked Taliban vehicles carrying personnel from 207 Al-Farooq Army Corps in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on Monday.

Provincial Security Department Spokesman, Mohammad Shah Rasuli said that one of the attackers, who struck two mini buses in the PD4 of Herat city, was killed and two others fled the area.

Rasuli did not specify the identity of the victims, but a local source said that two members of the Islamic Emirate forces were killed in the attack.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said that two children and 18 employees of the corps were wounded in the shooting. The wounded people are in stable health condition.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

The attack came amid a three-day gathering of religious scholars and elders in the capital Kabul concluded on Saturday, where the participants called for unity and security across the country.

Since the Taliban regime took control of Afghanistan, Islamic State (IS) also known as Daesh terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks, targeting mosques, schools, temples and courses.


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