TThree Spanish tourists and an Afghan citizen were shot dead this Friday in the city of Bamiyan, in central Afghanistan. The information provided by the news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) and the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has already stated that he is “shocked” by what happened.

Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Adbul Mateen Qani confirmed that “three foreigners and one Afghan were killed” and another “four foreigners and three Afghans were injured” in an attack in the tourist city, without specifying the nationality of the victims.

However, according to AFP, which cites hospital sources, three of the fatal victims have Spanish nationality and the injured are Norwegian, Australian, Lithuanian and Spanish.

“Unfortunately, this evening, in the city of Bamyan, there was a shooting at the public, in which three foreigners, including an Afghan, were killed and four foreigners, including three Afghans, were injured,” announced Abdul Mateen Qani, on the social network (formerly Twitter), adding that, to date, four people have been arrested.

“The Islamic State of Afghanistan strongly condemns this accident, expresses its deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and guarantees that all criminals will be found and punished,” he added.

Also on the social network X, the Prime Minister of Spain stated that he was “shocked by the news of the murder of Spanish tourists in Afghanistan”.

“I am closely monitoring the situation. The Consular Emergency Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working to provide all necessary assistance”, he added, conveying “all affection to the families and friends”.

The attack took place in Afghanistan’s main tourist destination, where the giant Buddhas of Bamyan are located, destroyed by the Taliban in March 2001, and is the first against foreign citizens since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021.

[Notícia atualizada às 21h17]

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