Six tourists traveling in Herat province in the west of Afghanistan were injured Thursday when a rocket struck the vans they were traveling in, according to Afghan Army spokesman Najibullah Najibi. An Afghan driver was also wounded in the attack.
Jilani Farhad, a spokesman for the governor of western Herat province, added that the tourists were from the United States, Britain and Germany.
The injured were among a party of 11 tourists riding in two vans when the rocket struck. They were traveling through Herat’s Chest-e-Sharif district, district chief Farhad Khademi told CNN. The convoy was accompanied by Afghan Security Force vehicles, he added.
The group was around 25 km (16 miles) from the province’s administrative center.
The incident happened around 11 a.m. local time (2.30 a.m. ET).
The tourists began their journey in central Bamyan province and traveled through Ghor province, before entering Herat.
Many countries, including the U.S. and UK, have longstanding travel advisories warning against all but essential travel to Afghanistan due to the security situation throughout the country.
In 2014, two foreign aid workers working for the International Assistance Mission were killed in the city of Herat.