Australian tourist reportedly hurt in Bamyan, Afghanistan shooting

James King
The Nightly
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Four people including three foreign citizens were killed after gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in Bamyan.
Four people including three foreign citizens were killed after gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in Bamyan. Credit: X formerly Twitter

An Australian tourist has reportedly been injured in Afghanistan after a fatal shooting last night.

Three Spanish tourists and three Afghans were killed in the armed attack in Afghanistan’s central city of Bamyan.

The injured Australian is among three other injured tourists from Norway, Lithuania, and Spain, and three Afghans, BBC journalists in Afghanistan report.

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Taliban Ministry of the Interior spokesperson Abdul Mateen Qani said four people have been arrested.

“The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly condemns this accident, expresses its deep feelings to the families of the victims and assures that all criminals will be found and punished, hopefully”, he wrote on X at 3am AEST on Saturday.

Four people including three foreign citizens were killed after gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in Bamyan.
Four people including three foreign citizens were killed after gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in Bamyan. Credit: X formerly Twitter

“Overwhelmed by the news of the murder of Spanish tourists in Afghanistan”, Spanish president Pedro Sánchez posted three hours later.

Footage circulating online depicts several bloodied people being moved from the street into a van.

“The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance to an Australian in Afghanistan. Owing to our privacy obligations we cannot provide further comment”, a DFAT spokesperson told The Nightly.

“There are no Australian officials in Afghanistan, and our ability to provide consular and passport assistance to Australians in Afghanistan is severely limited,” DFAT’s Smartraveller says.

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