KABUL: Seven people including a journalist were wounded when Taliban militants opened fire on the convoy of Abdul Zaher Faizzada, governor of Ghor province.
Faizzada who has been newly appointed as governor for the remote and mountainous province, said Friday that he was heading to evaluate security outposts that the insurgents started firing at his convoy on the outskirts of provincial capital Ferozkoh.
He said that six of his bodyguards and a video journalist working for the government-run TV (RTA) in Ghor were injured.
The video journalist was identified as Mira Ahmad Modaqeq.
Faizada said that 15 attackers were killed and 12 others were wounded in the fire exchange.
The attackers managed to seize and take two of the governor convoy’s vehicles, according to reports.
Taliban have not commented regarding it so far.
Ghor is insecure province in the west, where Taliban are active in many parts of the province, most of the times carrying out attack on the Afghan security force, inflicting heavy causalities on them.