deminers killed in Herat

The anti-government armed militants killed at least six deminers in western Herat province of Afghanistan.

The incident took place in Kohsan district of Herat province early Thursday morning.

Provincial police spokesman, Abdul Rauf Ahmadi confirmed that six deminers of Halo Trust demining organization were killed following the attack.

Ahmadi further added that one of the deminers was also injured and three others were kidnapped by the militants.

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

Herat is among the relatively peaceful provinces in western Afghanistan; however, the anti-government armed militant groups are active in a number of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.