Kabul: At least six guards of the Herat-Khaf railway have been killed when the vehicle they were travelling in was targeted by a mine explosion at 2:45pm in Ghorian district, said Herat Governor Sayed Abdul Wahid Qatali.
Ghatali did not provide further details. However, it is pertinent to note that guards of the Herat-Khaf railway have repeatedly been the victims of roadside bombs.
The construction of the fourth section of the Herat-Khaf railway inside Afghanistan is currently underway. Last year, the third section of the Herat-Khaf railway was inaugurated.
Meanwhile, in Farah province, Abdul Nasser Fitrat, a teacher at the province’s Teachers’ Training College, was shot dead at 4am on Sunday in PD5 of Farah city, said Farooq Khalid Hazrati, a spokesperson for the Farah Police.
He did not provide further details, but added that the Farah police had begun an investigation into why the teacher was killed.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attack.