Unidentified gunmen assaulted a car carrying Mazar-e-Sharif airport personnel in Balkh province, killing two employees and wounding six others, according to the Taliban security officials.

The incident took place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, in the 10th district of Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital, according to Mohammad Asif Waziri, the spokesman for the Taliban police office in Balkh.

According to Waziri, on the way to the airport, the car carrying technical department employees was attacked. Waziri, on the other hand, certainly did not state whether the Taliban members were killed in the incident.

The attack has yet to be claimed by any group or individual.

Due to security concerns and the safety of the staff, foreign airlines have not resumed flights from Kabul and other Afghan cities since the Taliban retook control of Afghanistan.

The Taliban are in charge of protecting all of Afghanistan’s airport terminals, while a UAE company controls most of the technical operations at the country’s major airports.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).