Reports from the western Herat province suggest that at least 3 people were killed and 11 were wounded by unknown gunmen in Injil district on Tuesday night.

All the victims were members of one family, local official confirmed.

The spokesperson of Herat Police confirmed that the incident occurred when a family was visiting relatives in the Injil district.

There were two women and one child among the victims who were shot to dead, the spokesperson said.

The Herat police said they have launched an immediate investigation on the matter and yet the reason behind the attack is not clear.

The mysterious targeted killing of civilians has increased for the past few days in provinces.