Three Spanish tourists have died in a shooting in Afghanistan

Three Spanish tourists have died in a shooting in Afghanistan
Three Spanish tourists have died in a shooting in Afghanistan

Three Spanish tourists and three Afghan citizens have died in a shooting in the city of Bamiyan, in central Afghanistan, as reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in contact with the Delegation of the European Union in the area. In addition, there is another injured Spanish citizen who has been transferred to a hospital in Kabul, where she is receiving medical care. She has undergone surgery and her condition is serious, but she remains conscious.

The attack was carried out by unidentified people and, for the moment, no terrorist group has claimed responsibility.

  • The acting president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès, has specified that those murdered are “three Catalan citizens.” “We are in contact with all authorities to provide support to the rest of those affected and their families. Catalonia is at his side in these painful and tragic moments,” he wrote on the social network X.
  • The Minister of Foreign Action, Meritxell Serret, has indicated that her department “is collaborating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Mossos d’Esquadra, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the repatriation of the bodies and to offer psychological support. to the families of the victims.”
  • The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has confirmed the shooting against the Spanish in Afghanistan. “The Consular Emergency Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working to offer all the necessary assistance,” he has published in X.
  • The Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, has reported that Spanish diplomats from the legations of Pakistan and Qatar will travel to Afghanistan in the next few hours to repatriate the bodies of the three deceased, the injured woman (also Catalan) and two others. Spanish travelers who were unharmed.

The details of the attack in Afghanistan that left three Spaniards dead

According to the information that the Spanish Government has been able to collect, a group of six Spanish citizens who were shopping in an open-air market were attacked by at least one armed man who opened fire indiscriminately against the group. The shooting took place on the afternoon of Friday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. local time, 4:30 p.m. Spanish peninsular time.

  • According to the latest report, “three foreign tourists and three Afghans, including a security member and two civilians, died,” the spokesperson for the Ministry of the Interior of the Taliban regime, Abdul Matin Qani, told EFE.
  • In addition to the Spanish injury, there are injured Afghans, from Norway, Australia and Lithuania, reports the BBC.
  • The Taliban Government “strongly condemns this incident, expresses its deep feelings to the families of the victims and assures that all criminals will be found and punished,” the Afghan Interior spokesman said in X.
 
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