KABUL: (MEP) – Provincial governor for eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan escaped unhurt from an ambush by militants in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan.
The incident took place in Bolwayi area of eastern Laghman province after a number of militants opened fire on a convoy of vehicles which was carrying Nuristan governor.
A local security official speaking on the condition of anonymity said, the secretary of Nuristan governor was injured along with a number of his security guards.
Nuristan governor, Mohammad Tamim Nuristani also confirmed his vehicle was ambushed by a number of militants, and his secretary Mohammad Yousuf Nuristani was injured in the incident.
He said clahes among his security guards and the militants continued for almost 20 minutes, and a number of his guards were injured during the clashes.
No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.