Gunmen attack in Herat claims six lives, including women and clerics – Sources

Herat City. File photo.

Six people, including two clerics, were killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in Jebril area in Herat City on Friday afternoon, sources said.

Reports indicate that among the victims were four women and two religious scholars, with an additional three individuals sustaining injuries, described as critical by sources.

The Taliban has yet to make any official statement regarding the attack.

This assault follows a similar incident about 10 days ago when two religious scholars fell victim to an attack by unidentified armed individuals in the same area. Richard Bennett, the UN Special Rapporteur for Afghanistan, has urged for an independent and comprehensive investigation into the earlier event, emphasizing the need for accountability and justice.