MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, two mini buses carrying tourists from the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany were attacked by gunmen along a main road in Chishti Sharif District of Herat province. At least 10 people were said to have been killed and five others wounded. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
"A group of Taliban fighters conducted the attack on the tourists, injuring at least six… However, no one is dead," Jalani Farhad, a spokesman for the Herat governor, told Al Jazeera.
A number of Western embassies issued travel alerts for their citizens traveling across Afghanistan, referring to threats of attacks and kidnapping.
Afghanistan is experiencing political, social and security instability, as the Taliban Islamic movement and other radical extremist organizations such as Daesh, which is prohibited in many countries, including Russia, continue to stage attacks against civilian and state targets.