According to local authorities in western Herat province, at least 3 Afghan national police forces were injured following a roadside bomb explosion in this province.

The officials further added, the incident took place at Oryai area in Shindand district around 11:00 am local time.

The main target of the explosion was the convoy of the Afghan national police forces which were crossing the area, the officials said.

Local residents in the area said, the three police forces who were injured in the incident were in a critical condition.

In the meantime Abdul Rauf Ahmadi spokesman for 606 Ansar police commandment in the western regions said, a delegation was sent into the area to find out further details regarding the incident.

He did not disclose further information regarding the Afghan police forces casualties as a result of the explosion.

No group including the Taliban militants have so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Taliban militants and other insurgents groups in Afghanistan frequently use improvised explosive device as the weapon of their choice to target Afghan and coalition forces.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.